Notepad Studio/On Track 5
I’ve recently watched the On Track 5 event which included Naeem and David Henshaw who were sharing information about Notepad Studio and giving us advice on how to get into the design industry. The first part included the making of Notepad Studio and how it came about, Naeem the creator of Notepad shared that he set it up by getting in contact with numerous other freelancers and created a whole network of creators which eventually turned into the design agency. He also shared his knowledge and ideas including platforms and different businesses you might want to work with. Lastly he included what his vision for the Notepad Studios is and his main goal was to make it a big agency of up to around 30 people by 2025 which is based in Digbeth.
David Henshaw then spoke about the start of his career and giving us advice on joining agencies and how to become successful. Some points he included in the presentation was to talk to people, make a great PDF portfolio, intern as much as you can as this will set off a platform for your design work and gain much needed experience. Find a mentor, make a website and engage with Twitter and Linkedin. These were all really important advice and is something that I can look further into using, in order to gain experience and a bigger network.
He lastly mentioned four points which include:
- Do the work
- Dont stop
- Dont give up
- Enjoy the little wins
These are all really important advice that I will definitely be taking on board for my future design work/ career. Overall this talk was really useful in finding out how people have become successful within the design industry and passing on this advice to students like me, who might need it in the future.