Derek Bodily

Product Designer Joined over 1 year ago

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  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, Feb 08, 2019

    Don't do it.

    The agency I interned at after graduating told me they didn't usually take students from my school because they often listed themselves as CDs on student work. At several agencies I've worked at, I've heard recruiters make fun of students for calling themselves CDs. I've even seen applications thrown in the trash after a room of recruiters/CDs ripped on applications like this.

    When you're a student, titles are pretty arbitrary, so that's not what they're looking at. Maybe it won't hurt you, but maybe they'll think you've got an ego when you're already referring to yourself as a CD without any real-world experience, so why risk it? You're not going to get hired to be a CD right out of school, so it's not necessary to have "experience" as one. I would play it casual and refer to yourself as an Art Director or Designer – those are simple titles for jobs you could actually get after graduating.

    In the end, the title doesn't matter, your work does. I would give yourself a reasonable title on these projects, include the details of your role in a small write up (just like in this post) in the first paragraph, and then show your work in a case study.

    18 points
  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, in reply to James Lane , Feb 08, 2019

    That's not the worst that could happen. The worst that could happen is that you don't even make it to the interview rounds because they think you're arrogant for thinking you could possibly be a creative director as a student.

    7 points
  • Posted to Are Figma and XD finally getting Sketch out of the picture in UI design?, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Oct 26, 2018

    Yo. Calm down. Your incorrect grammar made it sound like you were referring to a $45 plan. Next time, read your comment again, then politely clarify that you meant Figma is $45 more expensive.

    2 points
  • Posted to Is it Me, or the JIRA redesign is getting out of hand..., May 23, 2018

    Jira has always been a nightmare. Unfortunately, looks like the nightmare is getting scarier.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN : What's your favourite fonts for mobile app design, in reply to Stan Marsh , May 17, 2018

    Lol. Totally what's happening.

    I use Poppins as well. Probably the best free font out there imo. I just hate the numbers, so I either use a different font for numbers, or I just let the wonky height alignment fly.

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