Useful Links for the Anxious Student

If you're anything like me and have moments of crippling self doubt even when you're actually doing reasonably well, it's sometimes useful to do a bit of reading. If you're worried about future employment (which I was/still am), here are some useful links and books to peruse to get your self-esteem back and your organisational cap on. 

LINKS:

Interviews of studios including but not limited to: Magpie Studio, Browns & OK-RM

http://idealcandidate.represent.uk.com/home

David Airey has thousands of really good articles for students/freelancers about what to do/how to make it in the industry, here are two:

http://www.davidairey.com/advice-for-design-students/

http://www.davidairey.com/design-graduate-advice/

Roberto Blake did an in depth article about building a personal brand, which may or may not be useful to the average student. It is still a good read though!

http://www.howdesign.com/articles/building-personal-brand-graphic-designer/ 

Rob Bye has some tips on how to land a first job:

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/23/advice-rob-bye-dezeen-jobs-design-graduates/ 

As does Juliette Cezar:

http://www.aiga.org/guide-findfirstjob/

BOOKS:

This is full of great interviews:

Barton, G. (2016) Don’t Get a Job… Make a Job: How to Make it as a Creative Graduate. London: Laurence King Publishing

Bilz, S. (2007) The Little Know-It-All: Common Sense for Designers. Edited by Robert Klanten, Mika Mischler and Silja Bilz. Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Philippin, F. and Kiosoglou, B. (2013) I Used to be a Design Student: Then Now. London: Laurence King Publishing.

Shaughnessy, A. (2010) How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul. London: Laurence King Publishing