It’s that time again, where young design graduates up and down the country will be looking for any and every opportunity to take their first steps into a job in the industry. It’s tough, we’ve all been there – the final few weeks of your degree intensely focussed on curating your degree show, finalising your folder, but portfolios aren’t the be all and end all of getting a job.
A few years ago we were gifted a handmade book by two of our UCLAN placement students, Lucy Child and Jonathan Mount. A book of the lessons they’d learnt after experiencing a year in the design industry with us. Full of simple, honest advice we wanted to share with students and graduates trying to break into the industry, giving a taste of what to expect from life in a design studio.