A recipe for a winning portfolio


With the end of the academic year in sight and Degree Shows looming, we took time out to visit the third year students at Northampton University. As part of the annual Changing Futures Week, we reviewed the students work and offered advice for creating the perfect portfolio.

It was a great opportunity to meet the next generation of designers and have a sneak peak at their work. We had a productive morning, getting grilled on what it’s like to work in the industry and providing insights on what agencies are looking for in new recruits. The feedback was excellent, with one student saying it was, ‘the best thing I’ve done in the whole 3 years of being at university’.

It’s an exciting (and challenging!) time of year for design students up and down the country, but we’re looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labour at the end of year degree shows. To help them on their way we created a handout looking at the process of getting a job, from writing your CV to crafting a winning portfolio. Download a copy here.