Network Is Everything
The people I’ve met since leaving uni has been one of the most insightful bits of the past year. A single meeting can snowball and lead to talking to someone new. Through my tutor I’ve met some amazing people and studios, such as BAM, Wayne Daly, Mathias Clottu, Carter Studio, Represent and Fuel among others who have guided me and inspired me to keep going. They have all given me different bits of wisdom and an insight into what goes on in this world, which has been really refreshing. Social media has played quite a big role in meeting people too, whether that be people who have also just graduated, share similar interests or just admire each other’s work. I’ve found that platforms like Instagram give you a quick look into what someone can do, and make it easy to connect with someone on that level.
Take a Break
My advice is to just relax and enjoy yourself. I wish I took the time to enjoy what I was doing a little more – especially in my final year. I spent so much time stressing, that it ended up being time wasted. When you leave uni there’s this big hype of trying to get a job and wondering why you haven’t got one yet. But really, you just need to have a recovery period after it all. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a little break. If you’re passionate about what you do, that momentum will always be there. It’s so easy to get worked up and anxious about not having a job or something to look forward to. It’s a cliché, but if you work hard and trust your work, stuff will work out! I still have an unbelievable amount to learn, but I’m looking forward to doing so.
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