Having spoken to Paul about my portfolio and applying for a placement, I will be looking for a work experience placement. We also discussed the job market and how competitive it is, with some jobs getting over a 100 applications. The requirement for flexibility with the job as in possible short notice overtime. This is a concern for me in regards to childcare issues.
I discussed my concerns that I’m not on the same level as the rest of my cohort, however, Paul has given me confidence that I have other skills which others may not and I should “sell myself” on that basis. We also discussed how some others on my course already have connections within the design world which is something I don’t have. Networking is so important in so many industries, on a positive note I already have my portfolio on Behance, Pinterest and Twitter. I also have an Instagram account, Flickr page and LinkedIn profile.
I have written out a draft email which I will email to Paul to check over.
I have looked at the Graphic Design Agencies which are on my side of Sheffield, I live in Parson Cross so I don’t want to go too far to the other side as not only will I be travelling by bus I also don’t want to be back too late as I have 2 small children (5 and 3).
So far I have come up with the following design agencies, which I will look into further before sending out emails:
I have taken a brief look at design competitions from YCN, D & AD and International Society of Typographic Designers but I haven’t looked in detail yet. I would like to pick at least one brief to work upon.