Design graduates can expect to work within an exciting and varied range of organisations (e.g. manufacturers, advertising, digital media, entertainment and retail companies). In a global market innovation gives businesses competitive advantages and because of this companies are factoring design into their business processes and services making top design graduates highly sought after.
To succeed in the design sector graduates need to have imagination, a passion for design, excellent grades and a demonstrably strong work ethic. Industry professionals have identified particular skills they look for in graduates. The following are a selection: drive, ambition, creative and problem solving ability; the ability to ask questions while proposing solutions; self-motivation; and being prepared to work flexibly to meet deadlines.
If these competencies sound familiar do consider going into design as the various job roles on offer are endless. Below is a small fraction of opportunities available:
Graduates should also consider joining professional associations. They provide a great way to form networks, develop professionally and to be first to hear about organisations that are hiring.