Design education is a subject that quite rightly keeps appearing in online magazines and print. Lots of design leaders and agencies are offering up their approach on how higher education should be radically updated in order to help produce the best possible design graduate in an environment centred around collaboration.
On Wednesday 26th November, Olly and I were invited to speak at the faculty for arts, design & media at Birmingham City University. The subject of the talks, which followed with a Q&A centered around creative journeys and we also provided an insight to the students about the type of work we do at adaptable and how our we see our industry changing.
In our talk, we presented to the 2nd year students our journey from education to running a design studio whilst drawing on our past experience working at other design agencies. We felt it was appropriate to brief the students on how they should be tailoring their online profiles and portfolios ready for their final year, and what type of graduates we’re looking for when hiring for our creative teams.
Along side adaptable the panel featured talks from:
Karl Randay – 383
Ollie Purdon – Pitch Consultants
Mark Padfield – Big Communications
Tommy Morrison – WildIlk