Tools To Win The Job You Want – Workshop

I’m excited to announce my first workshop for 2017 in Sydney titled ‘Tools To Win The Job You Want’. I originally delivered this at the AIGA Conference in Las Vegas last year.

The 4-hour workshop will be held later this year and currently accepting expressions of interest.

There will only be 20 spots available.

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Watch ‘The Birth Of A Designer’ talk for free: FULL VIDEO HERE

On the 27th of August, 2015 I delivered a talk titled ‘The Birth Of A Designer’ at deFrost* in the studio of Frost* Collective, Surry Hills – NSW, Australia. This is the same talk I delivered during my USA speaking tour over November, December and January 2014/15 where I visited 22 cities during those 3 months.

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How I won a full design scholarship

Getting a scholarship is easier than you think. Half the job is applying in the first place. In 2003, I completed high school (HSC). Although I was aiming to study design at University, I applied for the Diploma of Graphic Design Scholarship at a private college; Martin College, Sydney. Let's be honest, I didn't think I'd even be considered. It's crazy how we self sabotage ourselves without even knowing it. The assumption for not being good enough could have jeopordised my entrance into the design industry.  CONTINUE READING
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Getting a head start when studying design

So you're a student studying a design course at a private college, TAFE or University and are a little worried about how to get a job after you complete your Diploma or Degree. This is all too common and an area that you rightfully so should be concerned about. You'll spend anywhere between 1 to 4 years of your time, money and energy to your design course with the intention that not only will those investments pay itself off, but that you will make a living from a rewarding, exciting and creatively fulfilling career.
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Top 10 tips about being designer

In 2010 I was invited by the Martin College Alumni to speak at the graduate show to encourage the up and coming graphic designers by sharing about my experience and give advice on preparing them for their exciting career. Here is a list of the top ten tips I delivered which proves to become increasingly powerful reminders for myself and designer acquaintances.
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About Ram Castillo

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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