How To Properly Apply for a Design Position

Mike Davidson has updated a post from 2004 to help you out of work designers get a job. It’s kind of gratifying to see how he hires because, although I’m not looking for a job, and although I’m not a designer, the things I’ve done represent me much better than the things on my resume.

-Is the stuff in your portfolio well designed and in keeping with the creative style I’m looking for?
-Are you a cool person to work with?
-Do I know anyone personally or professionally who can vouch for you being a cool person to work with?
Everything else? Doesn’t matter.

What can you do, and who do you know?

How To Properly Apply for a Design Position

One thought on “How To Properly Apply for a Design Position

  1. thepassenger says:

    I always put my response at the bottom of the prior text, but then I’m also the sort of fusspot who deletes the “on September 21 at 3:45 pm…” stuff when responding.

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