Over the past couple of months I have been planning a book that I hope to get published at some point over the next year or two. Before this thing is turned into a book though, it will exist as a blog, or as I’m calling it, an “online book”.
The “online book” has a totally unoriginal name of Junior Design Jobs, but I will think up something more original when it comes to actually getting what I hope to be a beast of a book printed!
The book is all about getting your first design job: Do you need a degree to be a designer? How big should your portfolio be? Is it ok to use personal projects in your portfolio? What should be included in your CV/Resumé? The book will be packed full of questions like this, and of course some detailed answers from not only me, but other successful designers, whether they be juniors themselves of creative directors with years of experience.
Here’s a small clipping of the article “Do I need a design degree to get a junior design job?
“I worked my way up right from the very bottom, taught myself what I needed to know, and am now earning what a designer with 10+ years experience would normally earn (I only have 2 years experience) whilst all my designer friends from college are still at Uni – forking out closer to the amount I’m earning from loans rather than pocketing it!”
So, head on over and check it out, and if you like what you see you can subscribe and keep up to date via RSS, Facebook or indeed Twitter!
I hope you enjoy it, and I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about it!