Design Keywords: Storytelling – All About You

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Storytelling is so important in helping both consumers and clients value the experiences designers create for them. This article by Aysar Ghassan lets you know why telling effective stories about yourself can help to get you employed in the ultra-competitive world of design.

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Getting The Right Images For Your Portfolio

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The fashion world is one that evolves around the visual. With so many designers producing so many images every day, it’s important to achieve the right photos for your portfolio. Josh Walker, editor for both Graduate Fashion Week and Fashion Scout blog and social media channels, runs through his top tips for getting the right image for your portfolio.

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CAREERS: WRITING A CV / RESUMÉ

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ARTS THREAD’s simple guide to the CV – what should be in it and how to write it to maximise your chances of getting that dream job.

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CAREERS: APPLYING FOR A JOB: THE COVERING LETTER

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ARTS THREAD’s simple guide to the covering letter – what is it and what should be in it to maximise your chances of getting that dream job.

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CAREERS: INTERNSHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE

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Design education expert Joyce Thornton explains the importance of internships and work experience, how to secure the placement you really want, how to make the most of your placement from day one and industry commnets on what makes a fantastic intern.

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BIO 50: NOW – CALL FOR APPLICANTIONS

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Website: Bio 5o
Deadline: May 31 2014
The Biennial of Design (BIO 50) launches a call for applications for its NOW program to individuals, designers, curators, educational and cultural institutions.

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CAREERS: THE PERFECT PRESENTATION PORTFOLIO

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A well-presented and professional portfolio is a key tool for any creative graduate.

In certain areas of design, such as visual communication or industrial/product design, the potential employer or client prefers to see a digital portfolio. However, in others, and depending on the opportunity offered, people do like to see the 3D tactile nature of hand drawing or materials and to handle actual products, if possible.

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Careers: The Perfect Online Fashion Portfolio

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ARTS THREAD guide to the perfect online fashion portfolio. Whether you are looking for that dream job, freelance work or setting up your own business, your online presence needs to stand out and get noticed.

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British Library x Arts Thread Comics Unmasked Competition

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Website: Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK
Deadline: Sunday April 20 2014 MIDNIGHT GMT
Prize: £1000 UK sterling cash prize and the option of a place in one of the Comics Unmasked workshops.

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Diversity Now!

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Website: AllWalks
Deadline: April 23 2014
ARTS THREAD has partnered again with All Walks as the platform for the second edition of the competition Diversity Now! This year open to entries worldwide.

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