How to get a design job at a top creative consultancy
Radley Yeldar designer William Yeung explains how to get hired by a world-class creative firm.
Radley Yeldar‘s William Yeung is one of 12 exceptional designers and studio members to have been named a 2015 Computer Arts’ Unsung Hero. Launched to celebrate the design world’s real stars, the Unsung Hero Awards is a brand new scheme that champions the exceptional behind-the-scenes designers and team members at the world’s studios and agencies – and uncovers what you can learn from their success. Read more
10 Mistakes Every Designer Makes and How to Avoid Them
We all have them – design projects we’d like to take back. Some of them you can attribute to a bad design brief or youth; others you just want to hide forever. The good news is that you can often avoid design mistakes; the bad news is that every designer will fall in at least one of these traps at some point in his or her career.
But part of the key to avoiding designer mishaps is knowing what they are, so you can be aware if you feel yourself slipping into one of these bad habits. Read more
Design Critics without crushing feelings
Understanding the psychology behind social interactions is a job in itself, but when you’re focused on icons, grids, interactions, it’s easy to overlook that other people have feelings that need protecting – and that you do, too.
Feedback is a necessary evil for creating the end product that satisfies users, but it serves its purpose more efficiently with a proper procedure in place.
Can Graphic Design Contests benefit your career?
“I saw this as an opportunity to challenge myself … I felt that, in a best-case scenario, I might win or place high in one of the categories. In the worst case scenario, I would spend a lot of time creating a design that could be a nice show piece for our portfolio. But the goal was to try new things and challenge myself. Whatever happened, I would learn something along the way.” – Joe Diaz, winner of the 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest