How to become a junior creative: Aaron's story
Meet Aaron and find out about his life as a junior creative at Music Agency. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.
Aaron went to design college, CCAD - Cleveland College of Art and Design in Middlesbrough, to do an Illustration and Graphic Design course. Alongside his studies, Aaron started doing freelance work for friends’ bands
After college, Aaron went to The Manchester School of Art, at Manchester Metropolitan University, to study Graphic Design
In his second year of university, he got an internship at Topman in London working with a design team on international campaigns
According to Aaron, the most important skills for a junior creative role are creativity, communication and understanding the client.
Aaron is a junior creative. A similar job is a graphic designer. Whilst this role differs from a graphic designer, it could help you land a junior creative role. Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.
What to expect if you want to be a graphic designer
- Graphic designer average salary: £18,000 to £35,000 per year
- Graphic designer typical working hours: 37 to 40 hours per week
What qualifications do you need to be a graphic designer?
You could get into this role via a university course, a college course or an apprenticeship.
Sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service
This information is a guide and is constantly changing. Please check the National Careers Service website for the latest information and all the qualifications needed.