Written by Calum Lee Hee Shiong

 

This weeks speaker came from Creavtive Review. It turned out to be a very insightful talk giving hints and tips on how to self promote and network in the design industry.

Beginning the talk with a look at Creative Review and what they do and the importance of press coverage. Creative review provide a place for which like-minded individuals can come together and see what is going on. They not only have a printed magazine with carefully chosen content but also a website which can contain a lot more content and allow for instant access to the latest stories. All stories are focused on talented people, emerging and established designers.

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The talk was inspirational in that it showed how design companies want to hear from young designers and see what they have to offer. Creative Review cover a large amount of the graduate shows looking for the up and coming and giving them a platform from which they can launch their career, it showed that their was a willingness from others to help like-minded people.

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The talk also gave advice on how to approach design agencies when looking for work and how having a portfolio that shows the kind of work that you are passionate about will help.