The following article by Mark Busse was published in January 2013 on www.designedgecanada.com.
It’s never been more challenging to land a design job. Competition is fierce—especially for fresh-faced newbies with shiny new portfolios tucked under their arms looking for their big break. Where does one even start these days?
You’ve heard that it helps to get to know people and make your face recognizable, but how do you get the attention of a time-strapped manager of a design firm, ad agency, or corporate marketing department? How do you demonstrate what makes you special?