“Make a living from what you love”. It may sound like a pipe dream but design can be the pathway to turning your creative passion into a career. There are many established and emerging jobs for design graduates. You might find yourself working in an award-winning design and strategy agency like For The People, or driving design thinking in a global consulting firm.
Others have developed the entrepreneurial spirit and determination to start their own business, whether it’s a cloud-based app for the construction industry or world-renowned fashion label. This is all underpinned by the School’s close connections to industry and major players like Westpac, Fairfax or Westfield (not to mention the many design agencies that employ our students and graduates). We also work closely with government and not-for-profit groups like the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and the Art Gallery of NSW.
Creative vision, start-up culture
For UTS Visual Communication Graduate Olivia King, a gig at AGDA Award-Winning agency For The People was the culmination of years honing her creative skillset in an industry context. She was one of the facilitators at the recent Start-Me-Up Lab – a collaboration between UTS, For The People and Adobe. If you’re curious about how designers can help support start-up culture, watch Olivia and her collaborators’ story.
From product design to construction cloud
When Sam McDonnell started his degree in industrial design (now Product Design), he could hardly have imagined that it might lead to a start-up, tech company. But during his degree he would co-found cloud-based app company Construction Cloud. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for user-centred design, Construction Cloud is already on its way to being a global company.
How will you transform your creativity?