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08 MAY 2012

Creative Contexts: work placements

"This site is part of the Higher Education Academy supported Creative Contexts: Work placements, peer learning and professional practice in the creative industries Teaching Development project.

The Creative Contexts website hosts short videos exploring work placements in the media creative industries, and foregrounds student stories and questions. Contributions from students of 3 minutes videos sit alongside employer perspectives and advice from educators.

Themes covered include: Identifying and securing work placements; insights into working with others; activities undertaken; how work placement experiences connect together; challenges encountered and response; and feelings and experiences of 'fitting in'."

(Daniel Ashton)

Fig.1 "Creative Contexts poster".

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2012 • 3 minutes videos • advice • advice from educators • Bath Spa University • careerchallengescreative contexts • Creative Contexts website • creative industries • Daniel Ashton • design business • discussion materials • employer perspectives • employment • fitting in • gaining employmentHigher Education Academy • how work placement experiences connect together • industry realitiesjobs • media creative industries • online resourcepeer learningprofessional practice • securing work placements • short videos • student storiesstudents • teaching development • transition into post-graduate employmentUKvideoswebsitework placement • work placement resources • work placements • working with others • world of work

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Simon Perkins
17 APRIL 2012

Butcher's Hook: three students repurpose an old London butcher's shop to establish their design studio

"Butcher's Hook is (or perhaps that should be will be) a three–member design studio and gallery based in an old butcher's shop in London's Portobello. The studio has been formed by Benio Urbanowicz, James Coltman, Josh Blanchett and Dan Jones, students from Kingston and LLC, all of whom graduate this summer. ...

In order to introduce themselves to the local populace, Butcher's Hook set up a digital display using an old Nintendo Wii remote, custom made Infa–Red yellow pencils, a wireless doorbell, a printer and a few extra ingredients.

'We gave away free art made by the user themselves, with the option to receive a digital copy sent to them,' they say. 'We had a great weekend, where over 150 people got involved, through their own choice... and every single one went home to find our business cards printed on the back of their own masterpiece.'

As well as launching their studio, Butcher's Hook has also entered the project into the D&AD Student Awards in response to the brief Make Your Mark."

Posted by Creative Review, 4 April 2012, 16:13

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2012 • Benio Urbanowicz • BFIbook cover designbusiness incubatorButchers Hook • butchers shop • competitioncreative industriesCreative Review (magazine)custom madeD and AD • Dan Jones • design businessdesign studentsdesign studio • design studio and gallery • digital copy • digital display • DIYemploymententrepreneurshipgraduate bridgegraduate designersgraduatesgraphic designindustry realitiesinfraredinitiative • James Coltman • Josh Blanchett • Kingston University • launching a studio • LLC • local community projects • LondonLondon College of Communication (UAL) • Make Your Mark • new studio • Nintendo Wiipencil • Portobello • real-life studiorepurposingstart-upstudent awardsstudents • walk-in studio • window dressing • wireless doorbe

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Simon Perkins
13 FEBRUARY 2012

Contractor Weekly: information for UK contractors and freelancers

"Contractor Weekly is the essential source of information for all contractors and freelancers in the UK. Based on decades of experience in the industry, the Contractor Weekly contributors provide a unique and cutting edge feed of news and opinion.

The Contractor Weekly website will be continually updated, but the full weekly editions will be sent by email every Wednesday. To receive the weekly edition please fill in the 'Newsletter Register' form on the left.

We want to interact with our readers as much as possible, so every article will have a comments section. We want your insight and encourage dialogue, so please feel free to add your views."

(Contractor Weekly)

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businessbusiness advicebusiness developmentbusiness innovation • business news • consultantcontractor • contractor news • creative businesscreative economycreative industriescreative industries practitionercreativity and businessdesign businessdesign industryemployment • employment law • find employment • freelancefreelancer • freelancer news • indemnity • industry professionals • IR35 • job classified ads • PII • professional indemnity insurance • professional insurance • public liability • public liability insurance • sole tradertax • taxation • UK • VAT

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Simon Perkins
16 MAY 2011

The #WebGradEngine: web design employment aggregator

"Over the last few days, and as my graduation has got closer, I've wanted to increase my job searching capabilities. What better way to do this than through a single page that updates in real–time!

Using a custom search in Twitter and multiple 'Web Design jobs' RSS feeds combined into one RSS feed, I'm creating some sort of a custom TweekDeck for job hunting.

As I slowly develop it into including more RSS feeds and better custom searches through Twitter I hope that this will be a product that can help any type of Web Designer looking for work.

Being released as Version 1, I know it's not perfect but the information it's gathering is so I wanted to be able to share it as early as possible.

Feel free to add suggestions of RSS Feeds or particular Twitter searches you might use. I am wanting to add in multiple searches like 'need web & designer' being one, 'want, web & designer' being another and 'hire, web & designer' being a third. These are ones I've used in the past and have worked.

I've also considered a Freelance section and a Professional section. Freelance being more small jobs picked up through Twitter, then Professional being more permanent job related."

(Daniel Ryland, 2011)

[A rough–and–ready feed aggregation tool created by the final NTU Multimedia student Daniel Ryland to help him find a job as a web designer.]

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2011aggregator • custom search • Daniel Ryland • design industrydesign practitionerdesigneremployment • feed aggregation • freelancehiringinteractive media • job hunting TweekDeck • job search engine • job searchingMultimedia alumnimultimedia careersmultimedia graduate • multimedia industry • multiple searches • NTUNTU MultimediarecruitmentRSSRSS feedstool • TweekDeck • Twitter • Twitter searches • web design jobs • web designer • web designer looking for work • WebGradEngine

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Multimedia
08 MAY 2011

Inconsistent design curricula and inexperienced guidance counsellors

"The vicissitudes of the market rarely dictate how many students will enroll in any given year because students' rationale for choosing a design major is not entirely pragmatic. They go to art and design schools to follow a 'creative' path, even though it may be a vague one. They could be 'natural–born artists' encouraged by family and friends to follow their muse, or they might be academically poor 'underachievers' for whom liberal arts holds little promise. Those enrolled in state or private universities or colleges majoring in graphic design may do so by default. Some enroll in fine arts programs because they love to paint, but they compromise (sometimes at the insistence of their parents) by entering communication arts programs. They may even concentrate on painting or printmaking as a minor, but graphic design is their degree goal because employment is necessary.

Despite increased visibility and recognition in the press, however, most students actually know very little about graphic design other than it pays better than fine art. A New York City high school guidance counselor consulted for this article admitted that she routinely sends her art students to art schools for 'general art' rather than focused design because she does not understand the distinction. 'I believe the student will figure out their major once in a program,' she says. But inconsistent design curricula adds to confusion, and when counselors and students are not familiar with the field itself, they cannot make informed decisions about which schools to attend, some of which are much more professionally oriented than others. Some entry requirements will only favor students who exhibit quantifiable potential, though considerably more have rather lenient enrollment policies, presuming that if a student can make a competent photograph or an imaginative collage, they can also be a graphic designer."

(Steven Heller, 08 September 2005)

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academic scholarshipadmissions criteriaAIGAart and design schoolsart schoolsart studentscompromise • confusion • creative career • curriculum definition • design curriculadesign disciplineemployment • enrolment policies • entry requirements • fine art • general art • graphic designgraphic designer • guidance counsellors • high schoolinconsistencyliberal artsmarket forces • muse • NASAD • National Association of Schools of Art and Design • obfuscatepaintingpragmatismprintmaking • professional orientation • Steven Heller • student enrolment • university enrolmentvisibility and recognitionvisual communication

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Simon Perkins
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