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Pimp your Graphic Design career (Graduate)

Not getting anywhere with job hunting? We've got you.

Welcome to 'Pimp your Graphic Design career'!
Thanks for being proactive and investing in your future design career. Excited much! We want to take you from clueless graduate to high-fiving your way into that first job.
So - what is this? 12 steps (take as long as you want) which will SIGNIFICANTLY increase your chances of getting a job. As always The Design Kids 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.
As a graduate looking for work, the struggle is real. Our course will pump you back up, believe in yourself, and help you fall in love with your future career again. It will be okay! We aim to realign you with your strengths, find your passions, offer you career options you haven't even 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 mini activities and bonus points, so go for gold and good luck!
*** This course is aimed at Graphic Design undergraduates who have been out of school/college or university for 3 months or more ***


Your Instructor


Frankie Ratford
Frankie Ratford

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
I studied ceramics - is this course relevant?

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!

How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I studied graphic design in Australia, but I graduated two years ago. Is it still relevant?

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!

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