Win an honest guide to getting started in design

Much of the guidance available to young, aspiring creatives is a feedback loop of inane maxims and idle advice, constantly spinning the  same strained clichés.

Craig Oldham's new book makes a genuine and honest attempt to  bridge the gap between graduates and the creative industry. It covers education, portfolios, freelancing, salaries and how much you should be charging.

Oldham is completely honest about the good, and the bad, in your chosen career path. And because all great ideas start in the pub, the book is printed on beermat board in neon ink. 

Oh Sh*t What Now? is published in April 2018, but we have five copies to give away, worth £17.99 each.

How to enter

For your chance to win a copy, simply tweet @ComputerArts using the hashtag #HonestAdvice, including the most brutally honest piece of advice you have either given, or received, as a designer. We want you to catch our attention, make us laugh and/or make us think. Be creative!

We must receive your tweet (remember to use #HonestAdvice) by Tuesday 3 April 2018 (midnight GMT), and our five favourites (based on the criteria above) will be selected as the winners, and notified within two weeks. Good luck!

Terms and conditions

Entrants must be aged 18+. Judges’ decision is final. Entries to be submitted on Twitter via @ComputerArts using #HonestAdvice by midnight GMT on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Twitter has no liability in connection with the competition. Read full competition rules

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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.