Getting your CV noticed
Our Head of Artwork and Production, Eirwen, shares her top CV tips in Stylist magazine.
Examples of Eirwen's work
Research is a key first stage. “Think about the area of graphic design that excites you most,” says Eirwen Campbell, head of artwork and production at branding agency Ragged Edge. “Is it branding, packaging, digital, artwork and production – or something a bit different like animation or illustration? Then figure out which agencies, businesses or people you admire most and get in touch.”
The next step is to think about personalisation.
“Always tailor your CV to its recipient,” says Eirwen. “Keep it clear and to-the-point. It should be no longer than one side of A4. On following pages, include only your best work and show it off in the most impactful way possible. Think about your personal brand and how you want to be perceived. If you want to break into designing packaging for food, sending your CV with a handcrafted box of brownies always goes down well. Or a super-slick digital portfolio might get you noticed by that web design agency you love.”