Tips and advice for Students, Graduates, Young Designers and creative Entrepreneurs.

It's almost a year since I left my role as Senior Lecturer back in the UK to move to Iceland. In that time I've achieved so many goals that were on my To-Do list but on there was a 'Student Advice'. I wanted to form an output, a way of offering my answers to all those questions previously asked to me and pass on the same advice to other students. So I got typing and created my first email course. 

It simple. You sign up for the FREE emails and you will immediately be sent Day 1 of the 5 Day email course

The course runs over 5 days so you'll get an email each day. Each email focusses on a different topic and they're packed with information and useful links. 

 

I hope you get loads out of this email course so let's get started and #RockYourDegree

5 Day Free Email Course

DAY 1 - Clear Your Space, Clear Your Mind

How to be organized and focussed

How to best storage equipment and materials

How to store stock for online shops, i.e. Etsy

The importance of storing and keeping all student project work

What to do with physical models, saving and backing up digital work

Online Portfolio

DAY 2 - Inspiration + Motivation

How to stay focussed, inspired and motivated

How to create moods boards and sketchbooks

The importance of evidencing your design process within the sketchbook 

How to get in the habit of using the Library

Sorting your Instagram feed to reflect you as a designer

Pinterest

The benefits of team work and a study group

How to look after number 1

DAY 3 - Plan + Prepare + Present

How to be organised so stress doesn't get the better of you

Staying onto of dates and deadlines

The Layoutlines Library

Apps to help you stay organised in project management

How to prep your mind, space, supplies and food ready for any project or challenge

Presentation tips for before, during and after your presentation

What is professionalism

What to do if you fail

DAY 4 - Communication, Connections, Collaborations

Communication and note taking

How to contact faculty (your lecturers)

Writing academic work

LinkedIn

Your online presence

Networking

How to get the most out of Uni social events

How to approach an office for help, internship or employment

DAY 5 - Let’s Get Real

The course finishes with a bit of perspective on studying and graduating

And...ideas on how to show off your skills and stand out from the crowd

Get Your Sh*t Together + Rock Your Degree