When you’re a new graduate or newly self-taught designer, searching for your first job in the design industry can be tough. Applying for job after job with no immediate success can leave you feeling low, and wondering if you’ll ever make it in the industry.
But you’re not alone, and this weeks episode is designed to give you some much needed motivation. Ian Paget interviews Ram Castillo who shares some honest truths about the industry and advice for getting your first design job. We also discuss the most effective approach for finding and reaching out to mentors who can help you reach your professional goals.
Ram Castillo is an award winning Design Director based in Sydney Australia, and is best known for his podcast and blog, Giant Thinkers, where he shares expert advice for emerging designers to be employed.
Books & Resources Mentioned
- Ram Castillio on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.
- GiantThinkers.com – Expert advice for emerging designers to be employed
- How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed – Amazon UK | Amazon US
- How to Get a Mentor as a Designer, Guaranteed – Amazon UK | Amazon US
Show notes and interview transcription can be found here: https://logogeek.uk/podcast/first-design-job/
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