Hey there Oomphers. I graduated from Digital Design in August 2011 and was fortunate enough to secure a role as a Designer at Engine Digital. Now almost a half year in, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far working for an interactive agency.
1. School is not for fools – I am confident in saying that the education I received both at university and VFS was influential in helping me get a job in the real world. I have always tried to have the mindset that time is never wasted if you are learning. After completing my undergraduate degree, I wasn’t able to get a job in the field I wanted, but working for a year and then travelling, helped to spark my interest in design. Knowing that I needed a classroom setting where I could receive instruction from professionals and get knowledgeable, industry-based feedback, I did some extensive research and decided upon VFS Digital Design. It proved to be a great place to further my education. Digital Design developed the skills I needed to practically apply my passion for creative communication. Through hands-on exercises and mentoring from people active and successful in the industry, I can say that VFS exceeded all expectations I had for my Digital Design program. As clichÃ© as it sounds, Knowledge is Power, and to have the chance to be excited to go to work every day and work on projects that interest you, you have to value learning.