Getting started on a freelance career can be tricky for new illustration and animation graduates. Laura Snoad guides you through setting up on…
Laura is a London-based journalist specialising in design, arts and culture.
Laura is currently features editor at Grand Designs Magazine but was previously on the features team at Marketing Week and Design Week. She also writen for Icon, Digital Arts and onoffice.
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Just graduated in graphic design, VFX, motion or interactive design? Laura Snoad offers practical advice to help you get that first job.
In-Depth: Graduate success story: Brinley Clark
Discover how Brinley Clark started his career from graduating to becoming a designer at The Partners.
In-Depth: Graduate success story: Natalie Suthons
Discover how Nathalie Suthons started her career from graduating to becoming a motion designer at Red Bee Media.
In-Depth: Graduate success story: Oliver Caiden
Discover how Oliver Caiden started his career from graduating to working as compositor at MPC on huge campaigns including Three's Dance Pony Dance ad.
In-Depth: Graduate success story: Martin Craster
Discover how Martin Craster started his career from graduating to working for clients including Channel 4, Cravendale, TalkTalk and HP.
In-Depth: Graduate success story: Jacob Stead
Discover how Jacob Stead started his career from graduating to becoming a freelance illustrator for the likes of Good Housekeeping, Wired and…
Laura Snoad discovers how artists are being inspired by the natural world to produce distinctive artworks
In-Depth: Fail fast: how to succeed by failing
Failure is ever-present in the design industry, but by adopting the ‘fail fast’ strategy, you’ll be able to quickly adapt as it progresses and…
In-Depth: Master web typography
Give your online designs a boost by using typographic techniques and web fonts that add interest and impact
In-Depth: Sell your work: the ultimate guide to selling artworks as prints, iPhone & iPad cases, collectables and more!
Deciding on how best to sell your work as art can be a real challenge. Laura Snoad explores your different options
In-Depth: How to get an illustration agent
As Laura Snoad discovers, signing up with an agency can help take your career to the next level
You might think you know how to wow clients and employers, but the nature of the game is more involved than meets the eye, says Laura Snoad
There’ll seldom be a better time to get involved in sport-led design, says Laura Snoad
Laura Snoad teases out what makes the best film posters shine and how to succeed in a tough field. Don’t miss it
Laura Snoad explores the simple principles that guide leading agencies’ use of colour
In-Depth: How to choose the perfect typeface
Laura Snoad hears how leading designers follow some simple rules when choosing the ideal typefaces for their projects
Laura Snoad asks the world’s best graphic and interactive designers, illustrators and animators to set briefs to inspire your next project. Here…
Personal projects not only give you the chance to experiment but can also lead to future commissions, as Laura Snoad discovers
Tutorial: Master composition in your designs
Laura Snoad hears the experts’ tips for mastering effective composition