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Any advice on breaking into web design?

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KerryMumbles Wed 10-Jun-09 10:50:05

For a young, very talented person?

I have a friend who is extremely talented at pcs and web design. He is in university atm for something else which he hates.

Is there any way for him to break into this as a paying job?

I greatly appreciate any help or advice. I'm in Ireland.

semi Wed 10-Jun-09 23:01:02

Hi Kerry - can you ask him to send me a link to his portfolio or samples of his work? I am looking for new web design talent to help me commercialise an idea - thanks

KerryMumbles Thu 11-Jun-09 22:00:44

semi thanks! I will talk to him tomorrow.

KerryMumbles Fri 12-Jun-09 19:38:18

Hi semi. I have talked to him. He doesn't have a portfolio. He is just starting out in web design. He is super smart. He's in law school atm but wants out. He hates it. He is a wiz at computers and everything to do with them. He has a real interest in web design and will work for absolutely free just to get experience and things to put in his portfolio. He is a very close and very dear friend. I will vouch for him 1000 times over.

Feel like giving a young guy a shot?

SparkyUK Sat 27-Jun-09 21:05:04

He really should build up a portfolio, even if it is a fake one. I would think that he'd need that before getting even low-paid or free commercial work needed to build up a real portfolio. It's the equivalent to a CV. So, what I mean by a fake one is he should have a website for himself, and then any other projects he can come up with - a band, a student club, a site for your baby, things like that. And if he can't come up with any non-professional subjects like that, then he could make up fake ones. He shouldn't try to pass them off as real to potential employers, but he can use them to demonstrate his skillz, iykwim.

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