In this article Claire Hartley, a Graphic Designer, talk about creativity, how to handle criticism and how to get the right people to see your work.
In this article Claire advises new Graphic Designer to stay positive and persevere. She explains how Graphic Design is a tough industry to break into. How you may get knocked back many times but to never let it wear at your confidence.
She also advises not to be too proud “you’ll look at your most admired studio’s portfolio but don’t expect to be working on those types of projects in your first job. Those studios have worked for years to develop their portfolio and quite often or not they’ll be working on those not-so-great projects too. They just keep hush about those ones!” she says.
This is a great article for anyone starting out in Graphic Design. I will close with two great pieces of advice from Claire’s article.
Do your research too: find out who the creative director is and give them a call – tell them you will be sending over some work and you would appreciate any feedback. Don’t be afraid to follow up emails with a call too. Designers are busy people!
Be aware of what’s going on in the industry, network and meet other creatives – you never know what opportunities may arise.
I hope you found this article just as insightful as I did.
Here is a link to Clarie’s article: