What advice would you give someone looking to get into a similar role?
Use the resources you have available, for example LinkedIn, The Dots and Instagram. Cold email or direct message employees in the company you’re applying for with your CV and cover letter [to make an open application] or to find out more about the company and the team you could potentially be working with.
After interviews, always send a “thank you for your time today, I look forward to hearing from you” message to the person who interviewed you.
Always be willing to learn – the industry can be different to the university bubble.
Be adaptable and open to compromise; change is inevitable. As a graphic designer in fashion, for example, my briefs can be changed to suit the needs of the business at any given time. So always be ready for change and never get too attached to a design.