Posted 09.11.2016 @ 9.51AM
Hey @Dave - Can I also have a gander at that contact of yours? hire.me[at]elasticdesign.co.nz
@Monkee - I seem to remember there's a thread for Sydney peeps with some recommendations too.
Posted 21.09.2016 @ 11.26AM
I organised the Everfresh crew to paint this wall:
We were donated supplies by Masters - house paint, rollers, brushes etc. And scored a scissor lift from the council.
I vaguely remember seeing a smaller scale drawing using a grid, then they chalked the corrosponding grids onto the wall and away they went - in 2 days. Although these guys are rock stars when it comes to murals.
Posted 18.11.2015 @ 9.28AM
Swings and roundabouts it seems. A few years ago Melbourne had all the jobs, with many from Sydney & Brisbane moving there as a result. If @MISS_SPIKED is right, then that has now reversed to Sydney, perhaps because of everyone moving to Melbourne!
Posted 20.10.2015 @ 9.51AM
I know how you feel @Miss_Spiked. I think it can seem rude(ish) depending on how genuinely interested they are.
I can definitely see why employers would want to see a full folio, however I have always thought that walking into an interview with exactly the same work they have already seen is a bad idea. I want to keep some things to myself until then!!
The other tricky thing about sending your full portfolio is if you were part of a team that worked on something, sending it in your portfolio makes it look like you did it all. As you said @Miss_Spiked .. no chance to explain.
Posted 19.10.2015 @ 7.16PM
@miss_spiked - how small is the teaser folio? I can't tell without looking at your resume and portfolio teaser but sounds like its primarily focused on your resume and not the work.
I personally don't think its rude, whenever I've employed staff, I've just wanted to see as much work as possible before getting them in for an interview especially as there are so many people applying for design jobs that it would just be time consuming to sit down and listen to everyone explain each piece, the brief and the results.
Whenever I look for work, I've sent a pdf of about 8 projects but shown enough of the project that you can see the outcome and I've always got called in for an interview than take in about 12-15 of my best projects. I always focus primarily on the work and keep my resume super brief 1 page.
I guess its kind of like when you're pitching to a client, 90% of the clients don't care about your thinking, rationale, research etc, they just want to see the creative so that's how I base my portfolio/resume on