What advice would you give someone looking to get into a similar role?
Move at your own pace and look at everything as a creative opportunity, no matter how small or boring the task is. I graduated in 2018, so I’ve been out in the world for a while. Working for freelance clients, start-ups and video production companies offered me a variety of skills that I picked up along the way. Try everything, sometimes you will have some awful results, but it will help you find the thing that catches your interest. Once found, take the time to nurture those interests.
I’d also say not to worry about the level of your portfolio. Small budgets and outcomes can still contain a priceless idea. So make sure you’re getting that thinking across.
Finally, if you’ve found an agency or studio you love, investigate their work, people, and process. Of course, admiring a company’s work is always a good start. Still, your goal is to collaborate with people. So try to work out if the environment you’ll be entering is one you’ll thrive in. Oh, and find the head of design’s email. It makes things a lot easier!