That time of year is upon us again, as thousands of creatives leave the confines and relative comfort of academia and head towards industry. For those of us who have already been through this process, we are reminded that the transition from graduate to professional is not always an easy one.
Recent UK figures, published by The Guardian warn graduates that for every application they make there could be up to 70 other graduate applicants.
At a time when competition is fiercer than ever, knowing how to react and what to do next can often be the difference between “Sorry we haven’t got any positions available…” or “Would you like to come in for an interview?”
For those of us who have already been through the process this is a chance to see how four years of study has turned design students into creative individuals. We know this is a major transition in the life of a designer and for some it’ll be a pretty scary time, so we’ve decided to give a little bit back and try and impart some wisdom and insight for those beginning their journey this summer.
To coincide with the industries newest recruits, Notes On Design will be running a special series over the next four weeks dedicated to graduates. We will be featuring some of the most promising design graduates, finding out what happened to last years graduates and talking to design professionals to find out how to kick start your career in the creative sector.
Are you a design graduate of 2010?
We are looking to feature some of the best design graduates of 2010 from around the world. If you would like to be considered for a feature or interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Full name, University name and full course name
2. A short biography (150 words max)
3. A maximum of 4 projects (3 images + a brief description / project)
4. All relevant links to personal websites or blogs