Jamie Wieck has compiled a list of 50 things graphic design students should know, based on his own experiences and those of his friends & colleagues. There’s some really useful advice in this article, some of quite obvious but all of it insightful.
I’ve picked out 3 of my favourites to get you started…
2. There is always someone better.
Regardless of how good you are, there will always be someone better. It’s surprisingly easy to waste time worrying about this. #the50
15. Do as many internships as you can stand.
Internships are a financial burden, but they are vital. They let you scope out the industry and find the roles that suit you best. #the50
44. If you’re going to fail, fail well.
Being ambitious means you have to take on things you think you can’t do. Failures are unfortunate, but they are sometimes necessary. #the50