Don't Get a Job...Make a Job - How to make it as a creative graduate

By Gem Barton

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9781780677460

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Don't Get a Job...Make a Job - How to make it as a creative graduate. Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had – what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation?

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Don’t Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries – including design, fashion and advertising

Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had – what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation?

The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital – just like in the wild, designers need to evolve.

The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.

AuthorGem Barton
Format14 x 20 cm
Published1970
LanguageEnglish
ISBN9781780677460
PublisherLaurence King Publishing
BindingSoft cover
Page count144 pages, 350 illustrations