Stephanie Thompson recently contacted The Candidate ready for a new challenge and we were able to hook her up with a top role in the creative department at Handl Communications.
Stephanie has kindly taken some time to give us an inside scoop into what her position entails, why she loves it and even some tips on how as an aspiring or experienced graphic designer, you too can succeed in the industry!


What are the highlights of your job?
Bringing clients ideas to life and putting my own stamp on designs I do.

What are the challenges of your role?
The biggest challenge we face is creating design that stands out from the rest…and SELLS! Marketing/Advertising is such a saturated market and the biggest decision is to either choose to follow the crowd or run out ahead of the herd.

What added value did you get from job hunting with a recruitment agency such as us here at The Candidate?
The regular contact with Emily was great!

Will you contact a recruitment agency again for any future career change

What are your top 5 Tips for securing a job in the graphic design industry.

  1. Having a stand out design portfolio.
  2. A great looking CV…you’re a graphic designer, so DESIGN it!
  3. Experience - gain as much experience as you can, even as a freelancer.
  4. Continuous development in your skills.
  5. Good communication skills, never be afraid to ask questions or even admit that you’re struggling!

A huge thanks to Stephanie for sharing this information with us, we wish you the best of luck in your new role! If you're interested in a similar role, check out our Creative Jobs page!

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