Twitter Facebook Vimeo

6 things you should know before getting a job in design

2 min, 37 sec read
14:05 PM | 2 June 2016
by Arthur Gueidan
   •       •   
Become an FR Writer

Experts from the design industry including freelancers each provide one piece of advice for junior designers looking to build a career for themselves.

We spoke to six amazing artists from the design industry to ask them one question, "What is the one thing you should know before getting a job in design?" Here’s what they said.

Caterina Bianchini, Designer, Boiler Room

"I think the main thing to consider is that as a designer you should never be too precious."

"I think in your spare time you should build up a portfolio that says something about you, and something about your personality as a designer, however, when working in industry you should never be too precious about the work you create, you are working within brand guidelines and therefore restricted with style and the outcome."

More stories

  1. The wug life of a linguist

    Linguistic Graduate, Valerie Tan, delves into what life is like as a linguist in and out of university.

  2. Let your voice ‘BeHeard’ with VocaliD

    Ad students created a campaign ‘BeHeard’ to help create unique vocal personas for mute people.

  3. Lazy CVs destroy job seekers’ chances of landing dream jobs

    Job seekers aren’t landing jobs because they don’t spend enough time on their CV.

  4. Distractions and focus part 2

    Donald Fogarty, FutureRising’s Co-Founder, finishes his advice on staying focused on your role in the creative industries to reach your potential.

  5. How to doodle online

    Creative company, HAWRAF, does all things creative and they have a quirky website to go with their ideas.

  6. Is journalistic objectivity possible in today’s society?

    Journalism graduate, Tijen Butler, debates whether journalistic objectivity is possible in the western news environment, with the 24-hour news cycle.