At the carnival some of us second years got the chance to ask Director Chris Gaffey and Tom Davies from K2L some questions. The focus was mainly on creating a perfect portfolio and getting/keeping a job. Before Chris came in and took over the discussion Tom explained how a printed portfolio should be specific to the job you apply for. Rather than putting everything in and hoping for the best, less is often more. Chris said an online portfolio was essential as a first showcase of your talent, then he would do a few face to face meetings to determine whether your personality is right for the job.
Talent + Effort + Personality
It’s important to have an interest in all areas of design because a project which shows you’ve explored varied applications of a simple idea will get you further.
Find a niche your good at and transform it in to worth
His favourite job was with Alton Towers in the 90’s when he created all the branding and advertising for Oblivion.
Image by Mike Warren