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I’m currently working as a design consultant at a big 4 & it’s my first job as a designer. I’m doing a lot of strategy work and haven’t done any design work at all. Although I want to find a new job, I don’t have any design experience to add to my portfolio to be competitive in recruitment. I’d love to get some advice from people who hired consultants or were once consultants but now working at agency or in-house on how to market yourself during recruitment.

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Genuinely asking, how did you land a design consulting job without any design experience?

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I mean I have case studies from bootcamp as well as freelance work I did. Also with consulting they really care about how you present which I was able to do well enough to get hired

You gotta show your craft. Check out real designer portfolios (those with degrees, awards, then experience) and see if you can match them

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I’d do freelance visual design stuff where you can to build a portfolio. When I started out my entire portfolio was nothing but the results of following YouTube Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials.

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