I'm 18 and need help branding myself.

over 8 years ago from Blake Hawksworth, Filmmaker and occasional writer, always on the move.

  • Blake HawksworthBlake Hawksworth, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Thank you Pasquale. You're correct, I'm asking at the fundamental branding of 'me' not just my website. I'd like to think my website design will evolve as I evolve as an individual and designer too.

    I think perhaps what makes me unique is that I've grown up with a strong interest and experience in very structured industries, finance, business etc. These gave me the skills of rigorous thinking and time management that perhaps art students don't have? I'm clutching at straws, but what's your thoughts on spinning that into my niche?

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    • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 8 years ago

      A background in finance/industry is a huge advantage (I'm speaking as a designer who works almost entirely with Fortune 500s).

      On the business side, a lot of decision makers view creatives as wishy-washy, artsy people who don't "get" business. There's a lot of interesting, valuable work to be done on the line between good business and good design.

      If you can show business folks that you understand them, you'll set yourself apart from a lot of other designers. They'll respect the rigor you bring to your work, too.

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