Monday, 29 August 2011

Notes from Meeting with Matt Owens

Be versatile

be able to dip in and out of projects, spending two hours on one and then jumping into another and doing this over 5 projects a day.

Socialise outside of design, designers will rarely need you, but other creatives and people will. Also it keeps you informed of other creative disciplines and keeps you creatively inspired.

Have something narrative on the side, a healthy form of self expression and something to do other than work.

Have a working website and have a jpg in an email as a taster leading to the site

have 8 to 12 pieces of fully explored and resolved work. With all angles explored

don't do a website for the sake of doing a website and app

don't waste time with internships, trying getting some actual work be in in house or freelance.

don't chase fame or celebrity, work because you love what your doing.

jump in with both feet and exhaust all possibilities when getting a job

one of the guys from hinterland just walked in and handed over his portfolio and got an interview on the spot and emailed and emailed until he got the job, he chased it down.

be articulate, be able to express design direction vocally

be a work horse

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