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I think work experience is over-rated; that is to say a list of companies that you've worked for really says very little. I think the software industry is full of timeservers: people who occupy a chair but really do very little of value. If someone has a selection of work that they can show you then you know what they can actually do, plus it says a lot ...


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It really depends on what job you're looking for. In some places, portfolios and having green hairs are worth more than work experience (e.g. some firms.) In other places, they want designers who got some "mental toughness" because of how stressful the job is (e.g. print shops.) And personality is important everywhere. One thing I can say about portfolios ...


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You can stretch the truth in a CV, but unless you out-and-out steal you can't fake creative solutions. It takes me a couple seconds of looking at a portfolio to tell someone "thanks for coming in, BYE" or "That looks interesting tell me how you arrived at that solution". If I am hiring, I want to see work that makes me think, "I wish I had thought of that." ...


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Businesses are looking for people that can do what they need (and contribute in addition to what is needed) and who will work well with their current team. That does not mean that they can already do what they need them to do. Smart, hardworking, friendly people will always perform better than someone who knows every rule in the rule book but isn't fun to ...


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Portfolios demonstrate the following: Creative thinking Design theory Design craft Knowledge and use of design tools Portfolios are an important tool in getting design jobs - it is the evidence of a designer's knowledge and skills - a bit like a programmer's GitHub account. So to get back to your question - organizations hiring a designer are looking for ...


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A portfolio is always a great way to show a future employer what you're capable of, or what were you manage to produce alongside the previous teams you've worked with or on your own. But in my opinion, neither the portfolio nor your CV is what determines/should determine you belong in that company. From my own experience and those of friends of mine, I ...


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You are kind of comparing apples to oranges. Development is not design. A portfolio is almost always more important for a design position. Employers are interested in a designer's aesthetics, their style, their creativity. None of that can be deduced from a resume/CV. Even a designer with zero creativity or a horrible aesthetic sense can be employed. A ...


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Another common position for this kind of job is a designer for corporate communications (typically abbreviated to corporate-comms). Corporate comms have a wider responsibility than marketing. While marketing tend to only focus on advertising, corporate comms produce artwork for seminars, documentation, presentations, charity events etc. But as others have ...


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The confusing thing about titles is that they often incorporate rank, job duty, and focus. In more absurd cases, you'll see something like "Corporate Vice-President for Corporate Communications" (a genuine position at Microsoft), but in this case you could call her something like Sr. Graphic Designer for Internal Projects. Really, the second part is ...


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Internal Marketing or Internal Communications would be the most common titles. My technical title is Marketing Content Creator for HR purposes though we don't use any titles in practice.


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What is wrong with "designer", "graphic designer", "graphics manager"? She is an in-house designer, but designer nevertheless.


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At any ol' company, they would be called an in-house designer but that likely wouldn't be their job title. They'd still be titled designer--it's just that they'd be working on an in-house team. At an agency, however, I don't think this person would have any specific title. They're doing the same work as everyone else it seems--it's just that they have one ...



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