Newsletter #9: Creativity & landing that design role!
More resources to help you level up your design career ✨
Hey Buddies! 👋
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Taking care
of your mental health is so important. To help with that, our Discord server has a
#support-group channel which you can use to ask for advice about things like
imposter syndrome, job rejections, or the stress of pushing pixels! We got your back.
Developing your soft skills are crucial for being a successful team player - especiallly as a designer. Fluffle always has great tips for learning new soft skills designers should know. Check them out here! Thanks for the tips, Joyce!
Thank you all for coming to our How to stand out in your job search by leveraging team-based experiences event yesterday along with our Buddies at Co.Lab featuring speakers Minjun, Shaun, and Kayla, hosts Grace and Sefunmi, & moderator Brenda!
We heard a lot of actionable ways of how you can apply your teamwork experience to your job interview process - whether that be with living with roommates, from a completely different non-tech field, & more.
👀 Also, we have special Design Buddies full scholarships available with Co.Lab (this & future cohorts)! All of the details are in our #perks channel on Discord.
See more recordings on our YouTube channel!
Have you tried the P.A.R.A. method? Learn about this productivity tip from Yumi here & be sure to check out our Discord community for more design productivity tips!
Hot portfolio tips
🔥 Maddy, Grace, and Alexa reminded us to flex your creative side on the job hunt or in your portfolio to help you stand out from the crowd, during our “Creator ways to stand out on the design job search” event.
🔥 Refine your case studies! Focus on showing what you did, why you did it like that, & how it changed.
🔥 Use your portfolio as a tool to get the kinds of jobs you want to work on, by showing off projects in that line of work, or that are similar in some way!
Our buddies at Boombox created a fun tool to create your very own website easter egg that can be put on any site.
Website easter eggs are secret features, jokes, promotions, or messages that can be unlocked by typing the classic Konami code.
Show off your easter egg on instagram, tiktok, and twitter & use the hashtag #eastereggcode so we can see and re-share :)
*We recommend you check it out on desktop*
3D modeling tutorials from our Buddies at Spline - learn how to make 3D art (beginner friendly, free to use)
⭐️ Molang bunny
Check out our latest admin carousel featuring Uju!
Congrats Elyssa, Madi, and Daryll - we love to see it!
This month’s featured job is the Founding Art + Design Lead at Magic Circle Studio! They create games that nurture relationships.
Here are some more recent design roles we found in our community's job board. You can also apply to join our talent collective here!
💼 Product Design Lead, Scholars (remote)
💼 Designer, Left Field Labs (remote)
💼 UI/UX Designer, TrackVia (remote)
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About Design Buddies
Design Buddies is an inclusive design community aimed to connect & empower designers by providing free resources, events, mentorship, & more.
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Your Fluffle Fam