Speaking in pairs – a senior designer type and a younger, fresher (better) designer – three consultancies address three points of the greater discussion. The presentations covered: what is expected from a CV and portfolio; freelancing versus studio work; how to keep busy in-between uni/college and a job; and thoughts and advice on internships.
Folk’s freshest-faced Designer Maddy De-Sanctis, and our rather-less-so-faced Creative Director Graham Barton, stepped up. It was Maddy’s first speaking gig – not that you’d have known – and their prepared and rehearsed shared 15-minute talk went without a hitch (despite the latter’s bad back. Bless.).
Maddy and Graham shared the stage (and mics) with Chris Doyle and Stephen Grace, from Christopher Doyle & Co, in the end-of-evening’s Q&A.
It was a fun and hopefully informative night for all. Maddy’s Mum could not have been prouder (pictured below with fellow Folk designers Gui and JP).