Justin Alm

Vancouver, Canada Product Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Advice on working abroad?, Nov 03, 2017

    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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