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How to land your dream creative job...

How to land your dream creative job...

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Posted by: Thea
Posted: Dec 15th 2014
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The creative industry is booming and there are more jobs than ever before—but the competition is just as fierce. Give yourself the best chance possible of landing that dream job with 10 Top Tips compiled by Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots, the professional networking platform for the creative industries.  //   The scary th...

A Pocket Guide to Master Everyday Typographic Adventures

A Pocket Guide to Master Everyday Typographic Adventures

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Mar 25th 2014
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Need to be reminded of design basics - like how to use pesky apostrophes, or when to use parentheses versus brackets? Just check out A Pocket Guide to Master Everyday Typographic Adventures. Benedikt Lehnert was behind it, and it's simply designed with tonnes of information...

iPad PSD Vector Mockup

iPad PSD Vector Mockup

Category: Resources / Portfolios, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Feb 18th 2014
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Need a good-looking iPad mockup? Check this out! (Thanks to Lee for the tip-off.) ...

Tips for speaking in public

Tips for speaking in public

Category: Events/Exhibitions, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Jan 14th 2014
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Pretty much any day on the Interwebs you can come across something that someone has created for free that can enrich your life. Speaking.io is a site developed by Zach Holman full of great advice for how to become a better public speaker. Stuff like how to deal with a 'brainfart', o...

Tweet Tweet

Tweet Tweet

Category: Designers/Studios, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Sep 10th 2013
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We've put together a list of people we think you should add to your Twitter list for some inspiration, motivation, advice or a giggle. In no particular order... 99U @99u Northern Digital @northerndigital...

The Internship

The Internship

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Posted by: Enza
Posted: Sep 8th 2013
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Internships are a touchy subject. For some people, unpaid internships are a deal breaker. For others, it's how you get your foot in the door. That said, there are some objective things to consider. Internships are a two way street. Think of them as a trade-off – you help, you learn. Not you stay back until 9pm helping to paint the studio office. You shouldn't be ther...

The Job Interview

The Job Interview

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Posted by: Enza
Posted: Sep 8th 2013
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Congratulations on getting the interview! This is the meet and greet – they've seen a glimpse of your work and they like it enough to ask you to come in. They now want to find out more about you, what you're passionate about, what you do in your free time and to see that you're normal. After all, you'll be spending quite a bit of time with them and your co-workers so yo...

The Job Application

The Job Application

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Posted by: Enza
Posted: Sep 8th 2013
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You are a creative, so get creative with how you go about applying for jobs! Personalise your application specific to the studio you are applying to and show them you're keen to work for them and have great attention to the details. By doing something to give them a reaction – to stop, laugh, think or to make them find out more about you – you'll sta...

Jobs Online

Jobs Online

Category: Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Enza
Posted: Sep 8th 2013
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Looking for work can be a full time job in itself! Stay serious about it and continue to immerse your energy in all the job sites. Of course looking online isn't the only way to go about job hunting, but it's a great start! Social media is the perfect recruiter so get active on Twitter. Following studios you'd like to work for will keep you updated of any jo...

Vintage Type Inspiration

Vintage Type Inspiration

Category: Colour, Design / Packaging, Design / Typography, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: John Palowski
Posted: Aug 22nd 2013
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  Whether you think it's too hipster-ish, overdone, an easy out, or unimaginative; or whether you find yourself constantly fighting it's corner, with strong beliefs that it's adorable, with endless iterations, suitable for any project… Vintage type / graphics elements / colour palettes & textural effects do have their place in amongst modern ...