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61 Industry insights in total for Design


Salary and progression in graphic design

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Interested in a graphic design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design looks at typical salaries and progression routes, as well as giving key information and outlining desired skills and experience.


How the arts can help you get into e-learning

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Whether you’re fresh out of education or in the workforce, you're likely to have done some online learning. However, organisations are seeing a huge gap between their digital training content needs and in-house capabilities. With an average salary of above £40,000 a year according to the eLearning Guild, is it time to look into an e-learning career?


Journey into the design industry

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What steps do you need to take for a design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design tracks the journey, from leaving education to finding a first job in the design industry.


Although so much work is online, more traditional employers will still want to see a physical portfolio. (Image: Alex Rumford).

10 top tips for landing a creative job

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The creative industries are booming and there are more jobs than ever, but competition is fierce. Give yourself the best chance of landing that dream job with these top ten tips from Pip Jamieson, founder of professional networking platform for the creative industries The Dots.


“Understand your target market and go for it.

Breaking into fashion

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The fashion industry is a competitive environment, but with the right attitude and a good portfolio, it’s possible to make your mark. Three stylists shared their advice on how to break into fashion.


The physical experience of reading your book is important to bear in mind if you are self-publishing. Image: User Design

10 tips for better book designs

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There are many parts, processes and people involved in the production of a book. Successful and open-minded relationships between clients, designers and editors are essential. Book designer Thomas Bohm of User Design shared 10 tips for improving your book design.


George Burton went from working at advertising agencies to Creative Manager at boohoo.com.

Getting a job in fashion

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George Burton is Creative Manager at online fashion retail brand boohoo.com, He shared six pieces of advice for fashion and design careers.


Amy has noticed more and more of an overlap in the digital sector with the creative industries.

A creative digital career

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Creatives can find work in many industries – and the digital sector is no exception. Amy Edwards from recruitment website Bubble Jobs explains how the creative and digital industries can overlap.


A career as a furniture maker

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Gareth Neal is a furniture designer and maker who rose to prominence for his traditional furniture with contemporary exteriors. He discusses his career and reflects on the furniture making industry.


“Making a living isn’t too difficult in cartography if you have the right skills and training.

A career in cartography

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Caroline Robinson began her creative career as a designer, but she soon realised that cartography was the right path for her. She talks about getting into cartography from a creative background.


Hennie Haworth's illustrations have featured in many magazines, including Elle and Company. She has also worked with fashion designers.

6 tips for illustrators

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Hennie Haworth is a freelance illustrator. She has worked with many major brands, including Waitrose and Vodafone. She shared six pieces of advice for illustrators starting out.


“The client is after value and experience, so show them you can offer both” Image: Emma Metcalfe

10 myths about illustration

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Emma is a freelance heritage illustrator, who works on trails, guidebooks and maps for stately homes and castles. She uses her own experiences to discuss ten myths about illustration.


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.


Being a creative brand manager

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Jenny Smyth works as Senior Account Manager at Red Cow Creative consultancy. She has delivered creative marketing campaigns for brands like Mr. Men, Little Miss and Where’s Wally?


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.


Build up your skills as much as possible while you look for opportunities. Image: Matt Smith, Royal Opera House

7 tips for a fashion career

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The fashion industry is highly competitive, and it can be hard to succeed without determination and forward-planning.


Tanya's work mixes heritage conservation with technical skill and artistic creativity.

An archaeological illustrator

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As a specialist archaeological illustrator, Tanya Berks creates artistic reconstructions of archaeological sites, but also assists with land surveying, technical drawing, and conservation. She spoke about her career journey.


Design Wright has designed for many companies, including O2, Philips electronics, and Joseph Joseph kitchenware.

Advice for industrial design

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After working in the design industry for a number of companies, Adrian and Jeremy Wright set up Design Wright, a business specialising in products and furniture. They spoke about their career pathways and shared advice for starting out in design.


Jason Bruges's studio has produced many installations, including 'Wind To Light' on London's South Bank.

Hybrid training in design

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Jason Bruges is an interaction designer. His team create site-specific installations, set designs, lighting and architectural features. He explained why having a wide mix of skills, training and interests can help designers.


PR can give you a flexible and diverse career path.

Creative skills for PR careers

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Creativity is an essential skill for a career in Public Relations. With demands for more thought-provoking, clever and powerful PR campaigns, the need for creativity has only increased.


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