Welcome to 'How to score your dream Graphic Design job'!
Thanks for being proactive and investing in your future design career. Excited much! Get working in a role that is perfect for you in the graphic design industry in 12 easy steps.
If you follow the steps on this course it will SIGNIFICANTLY increase your chances of getting a job, but as always The Design Kids (TDK) provides you the skills and knowledge for you to do it yourself. As with everything, the more you put in, the more you'll get out.
We aim to realign you with your strengths, find your passions, offer you job alternatives you haven't heard of, nurture the work you want to do, refine your resume and folio, and massively increase your personal design network (hello jobs!). Each step will have activities, and bonus points, so go for gold and good luck.
*** This course is aimed at Graphic Design graduates who have been out of school for 3 months or more ***
Frankie Ratford is an Australian designer, lecturer, and speaker, and has been working in the design industry for over 10 years. She is the Director of The Design Kids, a platform dedicated to bridging the gap between students and industry within Graphic Design in Australia and New Zealand, as well as lecturing for four years, specialising in typography, publication and portfolios.
Each year, she runs an exhibition that teams a Creative Director up with a student or grad, and to date 740 people have taken part in the exhibitions, in multiple cities. During the folio submissions, she noticed the same issues popping up, so in 2013 she launched Folio Coaching, a one-on-one portfolio coaching service to help graduates, which has morphed this 12 step course, to keep it affordable for students.
Other notable achievements include being a International Society of Typographic Designers judge in 2014, working for big name studios herself, continually making job connections for graduates and being on first name basis with over 200 design studios internationally. She's obsessed with design and is very passionate about helping Australian and New Zealand designers find their place in the industry locally, and overseas. She's currently touring the USA to set up better channels for AUS/NZ designers to connect with opportunities overseas.
Probably not - its best aimed at Graphic Design/illustrator/typography graduates in Australia or New Zealand. It is job and information specific for our industry. Sorry folks!
100%! This course is for you. We want to re-align your passion for design, show you great industry standards, help you discover 20 alternative jobs within the industry that you haven't thought of, and help refine your resume and folio. Win!