Jamie Wieck, a self-described “design factotum” (designer, illustrator and film director) compiled a list of 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know based on his personal experience and those of his friends and fellow creative colleagues. The list is intended to provide tips for the newly graduated graphic design student. “Some of these points are obvious, others less so – but all are brief, digestible nuggets of wisdom that will hopefully go some way to making the transition from graduate to designer a little bit smoother,” he says.
It seems that everyone is full of advice when it comes to your future career as a creative professional (check out HOW’s 29 Things That Every Young Designer Needs to Know poster here, designed by id29). All that advice can be overwhelming, so you be the judge! (We love #17 “Make friends with a printer,” and #28 “Never work for free.”). If you’re craving even more tips from Wieck, don’t worry, he’s working to expand the list to 100.
Check out the first five tips below, and the rest of the list here.