Management / Administration


26 careers advice results in total for Management / Administration


Although Simon didn't have a background in digital marketing or design, he was able to learn on the job as part of the graduate Although Sim

Simon Webb, digital account manager

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Simon works for a global digital marketing agency. He got into account management through a graduate scheme, offering him a structured introduction to his career.


epitype are involved in all sorts of design – so much so that it can be hard to narrow it down to just one area.

Martin Roach, group creative director

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Martin started out in information design, but soon broadened his offering to other areas of communication design. After working both in-house and for agencies, he founded Epitype.


Nikki helps understand the needs of the client and works with the designers to deliver the right solution.

Nikki Barker, client services director

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Nikki started off in branding and print design. After realising her skills were more people- and process-focused, she moved over into client services.


Lucie saw a gap in the market for a charity-focused design agency.

Lucie Cooper, creative director (graphic design)

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Lucie drew on years of experience in publications, marketing and design to launch her own agency. She works solely with charities, doing branding, campaigns and merchandise for print and online.


The Design Trust organises training and promotional events, as well as webinars and video interviews.

Director of The Design Trust

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Patricia van den Akker is director of The Design Trust, an online business school for designer-makers. She discusses the barriers to running a design or craft business, with 7 tips on overcoming them.


Stephen was able to learn about packaging design on the job, rather than through courses.

Stephen Shortland, MD

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After many years of working in the packaging design industry, Stephen set up New Vision Packaging. His work involves liaising between designers and clients, and overseeing the business and its development.


Fay co-founded a business before starting up her own brand design consultancy.

A freelance brand designer

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Fay Blakeley is a freelance brand designer and consultant in Cardiff. She discusses the joys of being her own boss, as well as the challenges of being ultimately accountable.


Amelia took on internships and freelance work before launching her own magazine.

Amelia Gregory, magazine art director

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Amelia is the art director and founder of Amelia's Magazine, which posts on art, design, music and fashion. She commissions work from illustrators and is in charge of the magazine's look and feel.


Multiadaptor have designed websites, logos, graphic materials and iPhone apps for a range of high profile brands.

Andy West, creative director

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After a year in his first design job, Andy co-founded brand design agency Multiadaptor. With a small team, the company has worked for the BBC, Swarovski, and many other high-profile brands.


Staff at Form, a graphic design studio and branding agency in London. Image: Form UK

Studio administration

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A design studio needs to be managed and coordinated. An administrator may be the first point of contact for all clients or potential clients.


The work may involve travel to meetings with clients. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Project manager

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Project managers deal with the business aspect of a design project, such as liaising with teams and clients and managing budgets.


Part of the job is attracting prestigious new accounts to the agency. Image: IDEO London

Creative director

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A creative director shapes the creative style and quality of a studio, agency or design department. They are responsible for the organisation's creative output.


Brand strategists have to be aware of what is going on in the business world around them.

Brand strategy

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Brand strategists raise an organisation's profile by managing the way it interacts with customers and users.


Work involves liaising between the client and the design team. Image: IDEO London

Account manager

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An account manager develops the business and handles new and existing customers.


As a senior designer for London studio BERG, Alex handles visual branding and user experience design, and will often oversee the development

Alex Jarvis, user experience designer

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Alex works at design consultancy and product design company BERG. His work mixes product and graphic design with user experience work.


Kal Chottai is a designer and creative consultant.

Working as a product designer

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Kal Chottai is a designer and founder of product design company Damdesign. He talks about how he started his career in design and has 9 essential skills for a design business.


Alastair Reid is the Managing director of Red Design.

Working in a design agency

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Alastair Reid is Managing Director of Red Design. He discusses what work is done at his design agency, and what quality he looks for in new designers.


Ian Winterbottom, partner at Our Agency,explains how honesty and research are key fundamentals when pitching to clients.

Prepare for the perfect pitch

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Is there such a thing as the 'perfect' pitch'? Ian Winterbottom, partner at Our Agency, gives 6 fundamentals for pitching to clients.


Karen Arthur balances a full-time career as a teacher with her passion for making handbags.

Stay focused on your career

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There’s no time like the present to start following your ambitions. So stop adding to your ‘to do’ list and start putting the plans you already have into action.


Images © Tim Bradford 2009 www.timbradford.com

From artist to entrepreneur

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Making the transition from being a student to establishing an arts practice, business, or career within the creative and cultural industries is a challenging but exciting journey.


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