What is TDK?
We hear this all the time. “Oh, The Design Kids. Yeah, I follow you on Instagram. So… what is it?!” TDK is an online resource for student and graduate Graphic Designers, to help you get a kick ass job in the design industry. We aim to educate, inspire and connect. Simple.
How do we achieve it:
Get inspired via industry interviews with the top designers around the globe, check out the current industry standard of latest work from local creatives, suggested blogs to read locally and understand the major players in your design community, and design directories for everything you need to know about your city’s design scene.
If you don’t know anyone yet, you should! We have a TDK City Host in each city, who runs our monthly design meet-up #TDKtuesdays on the first Tuesday of the month, as well as curating exhibitions and events, conferences and workshops on the TDK Events Calendar.
We have complete job and internship listings if you’re looking for work, paid freelance work to boost your folio, an online course if you don’t know where to start “How to get your dream job” and our annual TDK Awards celebrating the best talent each year.
We believe the best way to get an amazing job is not to skip straight to that job board, but invest some time in to getting to know the industry, and getting to know yourself, your skills and what suits you. Get involved in your local design community, then getting hired is a breeze! Design is a unique beast where you don’t just get a job - you must get the *right* job for you! Dream big - here's some ideas to get you started:
Designer at Melbourne based studio making sweet brands for coffeeshops and breweries
Interview to read: Motherboard
Cashing in as a designer in the tech industry in San Francisco
Interview to read: Facebook - Scott Boms
Designing patterns for Nike in Austin
Interview to read: Will Bryant
Getting flown around the world painting murals for sweet clients, after studying typography in Brisbane
Instagram to stalk: Gemma O'Brien
Setting up a vintage riso printer in your spare room in Chicago
Interview to read: Clay Hickson
Designing pins and tees full time with your partner in Los Angeles
Interview to read: Valley Cruise Press
Making ridiculous rice experiments for your client’s Instagram in Atlanta
Interview to read: Mailchimp
Making giant pizza slices out of paper in Sydney
Interview to read: Kit Palaskas
Creating amazing illustrations for super fun clients in Wellington
Interview to read: Inject Design
Living off your hand drawn typography in Perth
Interview to read: Matthew Wong
Making ceramic shark heads out of a military control room in the LA desert
Interview to read: Lorien Stern
Plus many, many more. All filed under 'Industry Interviews'.
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