Drive invited recent design graduates to get an insight into the workings of a future mobility design studio, whilst gaining an understanding of what potential employers will be looking for.
Securing your first role is one of the most difficult obstacles graduates face in their careers; it can be daunting and there is no fixed approach to getting that design position. After the highs of graduation, some individuals start questioning their capabilities, unsure of how to put a professional portfolio together, whilst others rise to the challenge – gaining exposure on social media, networking and confident in their portfolio content.
So to reassure and help individuals on their journey, our studio of designers, digital modellers and visualisers spoke passionately about their areas of expertise and explained what their roles involve. Speaking openly encouraged everyone to feel at ease and comfortable to ask whatever and as many questions as they needed.
It was also a good chance for us to take a fresh look at our studio and working, as well as a reminder of what an exciting and creative industry we are lucky to be working in!!
We had some light-hearted fun, of course. The Scalextrics made an appearance, as well as a competitive sticky-note sketch challenge. The fiercest competition was the fastest lap on the sim racing game – the Top Gear style scoreboard spurred on the drivers to be the faster than the “Beat The Boss” lap time.
We are passionate about what we do and were inspired by the interest of the graduates, most of whom had never had the opportunity to step inside a Studio; it was gratifying to be able to share our passion with them and inspire the beginning of their careers. We hope everyone went away feeling encouraged knowing that we support them and wish them every success for the future – wherever it may take them.