Advice on working abroad?

3 years ago from Renee P, Designer, NZ

  • Justin Alm, 3 years ago

    I’ve never worked abroad as a designer but I am a Canadian designer living in Vancouver, Canada. I know quite a few people who moved here to work at various tech companies and agencies. I think you should consider how much you want to focus on work vs play. Vancouver has a great balance of both because there sea and mountains in close proximity to the city. I have friends from Vancouver who moved to Toronto and Montreal and found good work. Keep in mind that Canada is huge and you probably want to live in Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal. Each city has its pros and cons. As for finding work, look on Designers News, Glassdoor, Authentic Jobs. You can also search for companies you like that have offices in those cities. Reach out to their designers and ask for work. Even if they’ve don’t have any, request to meet up for coffee and some feedback on your portfolio plus any leads they may have for you. All the best!

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    • Renee P, 3 years ago

      Thank you, that's very helpful! I kinda had Vancouver in mind as I've heard great things about it, but also very open minded at this stage. Thanks for the advice and the job boards, I'll check those out :)

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