Hey legends, I’m Frankie.
Welcome to the fun world of The Design Kids! I started TDK back in 2009 after being a Graphic Designer myself and feeling like there was little–to–no education around what the industry looked like. After a bunch of shitty design jobs, while I was studying, I got an awesome design job in Sydney at my favourite studio but one I realised later was not a good fit for me personally.
After 18 months, I found it really confusing that I could love Graphic Design so much but that it did not feel right. I quit and started a small blog about designers. Then I decided to jump in my van and go meet some of these designers, which developed into a MASSIVE six-year road trip, meeting with over 2000 Creative Directors across 33 countries, giving talks, workshops, running exhibitions and generally just getting to know everyone. Like, everyone!
Over the last 11 years, TDK has become a giant family across the world of over a quarter of a million people, bridging the gap between studying and working and making connecting with industry easy peasy. You can use all our online resources for free, attend a free event in your city (we run 495 events a year!), follow our IG @thedesignkids, and sign up to our Newsletter.
How to use TDK in 3 easy steps to build your design career: