For designers looking for their first or next job, here is everything they did not learn in art school. From deciding where to look for work, to writing a cover letter, to assembling a portfolio, this book will help designers to project a professional, employable image.
Through a series of interviews with more than 40 award-winning designers, senior designers, art directors, career counselors, and business owners, this book demystifies the rituals, etiquette, and unspoken expectations facing job-hunting designers. Chapters reveal where to seek employment, job search strategies, ways for designers to package themselves to get noticed, interview tips, advice on evaluating and accepting the right job, and much more.
Also included are a resume gallery; a discussion of the pros and cons of starting a business; pitfalls of job-seeking; personal anecdotes on lessons learned the hard way; and more. No one looking for work in the design field can afford to be without this invaluable resource.