Student Resources

Category: Design & New Media

Whether you have noticed it or not, design is all around you. Design translates an idea into a blueprint for something useful, whether it's a car, a building or a graphic or logo. Learn more about the wonderful world of design here.

How to get an entry level job or internship in Design

This article comes from Core 77, a design magazine and resource on how to get an entry level job or internship with an easy-to-read checklist.

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99u: Insights on Making Ideas Happen

Amazing intellectual/philosophical blog that really gets to the bottom of creativity and how to be creative

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Adfreak

Quirky, but brilliant website about all things media, pop culture, advertising and everything inbetween. Specialising in the quirkiest and greatest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos & package designs.

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Arts Culture Media Jobs

 A simple but comprehensive job listing site for creative people looking for creative jobs! 

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Arts Hub

A nice online community providing job listings, news and information. Lots of what you need in one space. 

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Arts Thread

A vibrant site offering career info, portfolio upload functionality, advice and guidance, with the aim being to bridge the gap between education and the actual industry.

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Blog: Creative Something

A blog written by an American creative about creativity in terms of inspiration, tips and just general insights. 

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Creating a Mobile App: Tips & Ideas

An AMAZING presentation written by the Head of User Experience at the enormous ad agency, BBH, on designing a mobile app to a brief. 

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Creative Boom

An online magazine that aims to inspire and support the creative industries. 

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Creative Choices

This site provides job listings, information and guidance for those looking to get into, or who are already in the creative and cultural industries.

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Creative Floor

Creative Floor connects creatives with creative agencies. Upload your work and agencies will contact you if they want to employ you for work. The Ideas Foundation has its own section on the site for you to get noticed! 

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Creative Jobs

A simple, but effective site that lists permanent, contract and freelance jobs in the creative industries.

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Creative Match

A site for creative, both professionals and those in the making.

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Creative Pool

A comprehensive jobs and career advice service for creatives. There are job listings and a CV and portfolio database. 

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Creative Times

Showcase your work and keep up to date with this site by creatives and for creatives. It aims to showcase the best work in the industry. 

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D&AD

One of the most popular sites for students and graduates, this is a design and advertising community site with student awards and competitions.

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Design Nation

Design-Nation has three main activities. It promotes the excellence of British design, manages the Eureka project (which creates links between retailers and manufacturers) and helps designers with business training after college.

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Design Talkboard

This is like a design-specific industry noticeboard where designers and other related people can discuss everything from jobs to technical stuff! It also provides invaluable news, resources and links. 

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Dv8 Brighton

Dv8 is a community organisation that specialises in delivering innovative training projects for young people in creative and media, all taught by industry professionals and designed to provide a real working experience.

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Future Rising: Creative Industries Careers Guide

This is a fantastic resource from our partner organisation Future Rising, covering numerous industries and advice on how to go about getting a job. WARNING! While being interviewed, some industry contributors got so excited they used a naughty word or two...

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Hidden Art

Offers designers support in product placement nationally and internationally.

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Just Us Collective

New and up-and-coming creatives that want to meet each other and share ideas.

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Media Smart

Website for Primary schools with free educational resources about advertising, media, gaming and more. 

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Penguin Design Award

Check out this prestigious Pengiun Design Award with lovely briefs updated annually. 

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POPAI Design Awards

An annual competition, these awards recognise excellence in design for retail display. Deadline for this year's awards is 31st August 2012.

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Storytime Hangout

Penguin & BBH creatied this free Google + app that allows you to create amazing animations! Use to illustrate ideas etc! 

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The Drum

This site gives you the latest in marketing and media, with a daily newsletter that will keep you up to date with everything you need to know

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The Ideas Industry

Media Citizens have created a series of films documenting diversity within the advertising industry, in collaboration with CleverPeeps and The Ideas Foundation

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The Process of Answering a Brief

This PDF splits answering the brief into bitesize chunks helping you to understand the process

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Tips on How to Tackle a Brief

Check out this special I Am Creative video with expert tips on how to tackle a brief

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YCN: Awards, programmes & content

Awards, briefs, professional deveopment programmes and content to inspire and empower emerging creative talent. 

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