CR Graduate Guide 2011

Free with the June issue of CR, this year’s Graduate Guide looks at how to promote your work, use blogging and Twitter to get commissions, and make the best of a studio placement. We also talk to the Lost in the Forest Institute who applied their “learning by doing” approach to designing the Guide itself

Free with the June issue of CR, this year’s Graduate Guide looks at how to promote your work, use blogging and Twitter to get commissions, and make the best of a studio placement. We also talk to the Lost in the Forest Institute who applied their “learning by doing” approach to designing the Guide itself…

The latest CR Graduate Guide (available now to subscribers and on UK news-stands) saw the Stockport College-based educational initiative, Lost in the Forest Institute, collaborate with CR and Barnbrook studio on its design.

For this edition we also have a great offer for UK-based students who can receive £2.90 off the price of CR June (which includes the Graduate Guide). To receive the discount, students should email Laura McQueen from their .ac.uk accounts. They will then be sent an exclusive voucher that can be redeemed at the news-stand for this month’s copy. An offer of a discounted subscription is also available.

Inside the Guide we have advice from SheSays co-founder, Ale Lariu, and some of her graduates from the Miami Ad School in New York on how you get your name out there, how to network and make the best of an interview:

Aberdeen-based illustrator and social media enthusiast Johanna Basford also answers questions on how she uses both her blog and Twitter to share projects and, ultimately, get some great client work:

The Lost in the Forest Institute tell us all about their unique learning environment for students (they’re a partnerhip between Stockport College and design studio Thoughtful) and the process of “learning by doing”, exemplified in their hands-on work on the design of the Guide this year:

Plus, we have Jonny Burch of ShellsuitZombie magazine talking to Jake Jennings – aka ‘Placement Man’ – on how he has managed to notch up nine placements at some prestigious studios since leaving university. He spilled the beans on how he gets them, what he gets out of them, and how best to use your time in a studio:

Finally, we have our list of Graduate Shows, which will appear on the blog as a separate post (feel free to add the details of your show to the list).

If you’re a student and would like to receive a voucher for £2.90 off the price of the June issue of CR (which includes the 2011 Graduate Guide), just email Laura McQueen from your .ac.uk account. Vouchers can be redeemed at the news-stand for this month’s copy.

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