As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us will be thinking once again about what comes next. Whether continuing study or moving into the full time workforce, everyone can benefit from further developing skills that will improve our employment prospects as we move forward with our career. While the experience and skills that employers are looking for vary depending on the position, soft skills like work ethic, attitude, and communication are valued across the board. Soft skills […]
Where day to day work for design students usually involves a dynamic mix of field research, collaborative idea generation, CAD, and hands on model-making, working as a designer for a large company can sometimes mean a more specialised role. Check out this core77 discussion to learn how designers from around the world spend their working day. Understanding what it might be like to work as a designer for different types of companies may help you steer your career in the right […]
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“MWDesign is a multi disciplinary design consultancy with a human centric design approach.” MWDesign has worked on a range of both industrial and graphic design projects including work on the “Formway Be Chair”. MWDesign currently is currently looking for graduate to mid-level designers with strong drawing and communication skills. If this sounds like you, click here to get in touch!
“Drawing is not about representation but about thinking. Trying to understand what you’re looking at … The brain sends a signal to the hand and the hand sends one back and there is an endless conversation between them.” – Milton Glaser This article talks about the importance of sketching within the design process for generating unexpected ideas. Sketching is something that designers increasingly lose sight of as they become more reliant on digital technologies. The article discusses how sketching that demonstrates thinking and […]
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As it reaches the end of the year, many students will be leaving the department in search of new opportunities. Opportunities could include postgraduate studies, travel, working abroad, or seeking out the best design jobs available in New Zealand. In most cases building an amazing online portfolio is so important to gain exposure for your work and market yourself to the world! 99U has a great article with 6 steps to creating a knockout online portfolio. This article has some great […]
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Looking for work opportunities? Interested in healthcare? Fisher and Paykel Healthcare are offering internships to 3rd and 4th year product design students to gain real industry experience. Applications close on the 10th August, so get working! Register to receive updates on new and upcoming job opportunities here. Definitely a great opportunity to advance your skills to add to your CV. Find out more about their internships here, and apply now.