4 ways to get noticed by an agency

A foot in the door can be a very useful thing when you're looking for your first design job, just as long as you make the most of the opportunity. You might know how to draw and be an expert on the golden ratio, but if you want that job you're going to have to pull out all the stops to get noticed.

Junior designers Erik Brattested and Evelin Toledano both started at The Partners on one-month placements and managed to impress enough to be offered full-time jobs; here they share some anecdotes about how they did it.

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Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.