The Graduates 2019
The Graduates is our chance to showcase the most exciting students graduating from all creative courses, presenting a range of talented graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and more.
Applications for The Graduates are now open and will close on 24 June. If you’re graduating or have graduated from a creative bachelors (or equivalent) course in 2019 we want to hear from you!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing a number of advice led articles from industry experts including portfolio tips, advice for job interviews, experiences of your first year out of art school and even some helpful tips for handling your finances.
Within the creative industry, the financial side of things is honestly quite boring and dry. It’s also not something that many creatives are prepared for – budgeting and thinking numerically are totally different skills to learn and education hardly sets you up for them.
As spring slowly turns into summer, the changing of the season only means one thing for us at It’s Nice That: Graduates. Just as students begin handing in their final projects and dissertations, and start to pop-up their degree shows across the globe, we’re pleased to announce this year’s edition of The Graduates is now open for applications. That means if you are a graduate or are graduating from an undergraduate creative course (bachelor’s or equivalent) in 2019, we want to hear from you!
Many people (myself included) placed a great deal of pressure on the first year out of art school. Amidst pangs of anxiety around how to generate dat P, the recent graduate experience can be a very trying time. It’s hard to know what path to go down, especially as the options are mind-bogglingly varied. Should I move to the city? Should I go freelance? Will I even get some bloody work?
The Graduates is It’s Nice That’s annual showcase of the most exciting creative talent graduating this academic year. In the lead up we’ll be publishing a series of advice pieces aiding graduates as they leave university. If you’re graduating from a creative bachelors course from anywhere in the world this year we’d love to hear from you and you can apply here.
No part of starting a career strikes fear into the hearts of graduates (and everyone else, for that matter) more than the job interview. Even long into our careers, for many of us the nightmare of the interview still returns. We sit in front of a panel of stern judges, the setting resembling a courtroom more than any office, our palms moist and mouth sandpaper-dry. Somehow we’ve already done something wrong before we even introduce ourselves.