This was a very positive experience. Their work was interesting but what i took most was confirmation of a few things i had been hoping about regarding employment and real world work. it was also brilliant to see a working design studio and added a few more logs to fuel my fire for working in this field in the future.
we spoke to the two founders of the studio, and where really nice, down to earth people. i walked away feeling more confident about my future, confirmed where i should put my time and eager to do it. im going to list what i learnt below...
i asked a few questions and was very happy with their answers. just what i was hoping for.
-NEVER BE PADESTRIAN, NEVER BE NORMAL!!!!NEVER BE BORING, STICK TO WHAT YOU LOVE, WHAT YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU DO BEST. but still display in your portfolio as wide a range of skills as possible. i was concerned taht my lack of webdesign skills would hold me back, not so much so. GO WITH WHAT YOU ARE MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!
-i was also pleased to see hand made imagery playing a part in some design
-also how in the real world research really does play an important role.
-REALLY DO SELF INITIATED STUDY!!!JUST FUCKING GET IT DONE!!!make time for it, do it!!! it really works in your portfolio. thats definately given me more than enough to decide where to put my time
-NETWORK [get jobs,contacts] EXPOSURE, -KEEP BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-again, KEEP BUSY!!!!SELF INITIATED!!!!
-WEBSITE PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!IT HELPS [check out www.krop.com]
-CONSIDER WHO, WHAT WHERE TO WORK WITH AND ON WHAT
-be inspired by the found, whats around you.
-and its true SEND A PDF!!!AND PESTER THE FUCK OUT OF THEM IF THEY DONT GET BACK TO YOU KEEP WRITING KEEP SENDING YOUR PDF!!!!!BE SPECIFIC WHY YOU WANT TO WORK THERE