After studying graphic design, John Cei Douglas quit his day job and set himself up as an illustrator. He spoke about his experiences in art college and the struggle to make a living.
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.
George Burton is Creative Manager at online fashion retail brand boohoo.com, He shared six pieces of advice for fashion and design careers.
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.
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.
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.
Illustrator and animator Daniel McGarrigle explains how to make a storyboard. He also explains what a typical working day for him looks like and what it's like being a freelancer with this job.
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.
Nick Eagleton is a Creative Director for The Partners, a brand strategy and design company with a multitude of industry awards. Nick leads a team that helps organisations create a unique identity.
Trevor Duncan is head of Three Dimensional Design at Northumbria University. He has his own consultancy and professional practice and his clients have included the V&A, British Airways, Alessi and Wedgewood.
Is there such a thing as the 'perfect' pitch'? Ian Winterbottom, partner at Our Agency, gives 6 fundamentals for pitching to clients.
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.
Dan Hopwood runs his own interior design company whose clients include bankers, lawyers and celebrities. He recreates stunning interiors, combining modern and more traditional designs.
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.
Designer Jonathan Alder studied and worked in London for over twenty years before relocating to Exeter to form the design and illustration agency Alder and Alder with his wife.
For young designers struggling to get a foot on the career ladder, there’s a new creative space to show off their talents. If you're struggling to get noticed, or working where you don’t want to be, try out The Stylistic Gallery as an online resource.
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.
Simon McFarlane runs a web design business, building bespoke websites for diverse clients. His career path evolved over the years, but his early track record as a technology trainer proved invaluable.
James Nunn is a graphic artist and has designed countless book jackets for publishers. He spoke about how he built his career, with 3 tips for designing book covers.
Justin Southgate has forged a reputation in the field of exhibition design. His company, Southgate Design is known for exciting, innovative concepts.
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