What advice would you give to a junior graphic designer with big dreams?

Oana Maries Graphic Designer | Illustrator
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  • Calvin Keesoony Recent Graduate
    I am in the same boat as you and might be able to help.

    Companies you want to work for, may be lacking in certain areas (website, logo etc)

    You could create concepts for them and tag them on social media to gain thier attention.
  • Pip Jamieson Founder | Delightfully dyslexic, excuse typos!
    My 5 top tips would be:

    1. Build a portfolio of mentors - Creative Mentor Network has a brilliant program matching creatives to mentors.
    2. Head to events - my top picks are She Says, Glug, Nicer Tuesdays, For Working Women & Women Who
    3. Attend The Dots Portfolio Masterclass (shameless plug :-) - follow the page here https://the-dots.com/pages/the-dots-portfolio-masterclasses-74126
    4. Make the world a better place: Zince VC match designers with business leaders and technologists to solve the world’s toughest social issues. https://the-dots.com/pages/zinc-vc-82431
    5. Always wear a smile :-)
  • Daniel Harvey Head of Product Design & Brand
    Your career should be designed too. Learn from every role you take and when you’re able, be judicious in what roles you do take to maximize learning new things. Stay curious!
  • Jack Johnson Graphic Designer
    Start low, and work your way up. Entry-level junior designer jobs aren't the most glamorous, but if you prove to them you can do a good job then they'll feed you more exciting projects.
  • Paul Davis Artist/Illustrator
    Work your wotsits off, insist on gleefulness,  and don’t get disheartened. It’s your life. ENJOY.