Some solid tips for breaking into most any visually based profession….
How can young designers break into the industry? In the first of a new series of careers-advice columns from Dezeen’s recruitment platform Dezeen Jobs, Rob Bye offers some tips.
The most common questions I get asked by recent graduates are: How do I get a job? Are you hiring? Can you take a look at my portfolio? I’m going to share my practical answers.
Work out what you want to do
A lot of designers don’t really know what area or discipline of design they actually want to work in. Are you interested in working in the design department for a large company, working in a large design consultancy, working in a small design studio, working in furniture design, etc? This question is crucial, as it will massively affect what type of work you are looking to get.
Many graduates assume the best thing to do is go straight into a junior designer position at the best company they can find. However if you’re not 100 per cent sure, the best option is to look for short three- to six-month-long internships.
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