Hire the freshest design talent and support the next generation of designers.
Go to the talent directory, and refine your search by design discipline and contract preference, to filter the designers who meet your needs.
On each designer’s profile you’ll see at a glance their education and experience, understand their design style, checklist of skills and competencies. If they are the right fit for you, you can get in touch directly to take the conversation forward.
Our mentorship programme connects fresh talent with experienced designers, creating a mutually-beneficial journey of learning.
Mentors will provide guidance and answers to all and any burning career questions, while new graduates will be able to share their knowledge and ideas concerning the latest academic design technologies and processes. Personalised professional relationships can make a huge difference to a graduate’s workplace confidence.
You will be paired with an established design professional to learn the dos and don’ts, and gain answers to any questions or concerns about entry into professional life.
You or your nominated team members can extend your acquired wisdom and experience to a new graduate, supporting them in their early career. In return you will gain valuable insights into how designers are being taught at third level, and where their skills lie.
You’ll arrange to meet your mentee once a month from October to December to agree how you can best support them – whether that’s reviewing their work, connecting them with people you know or giving general words of advice and encouragement. You never know, your mentee could end up being the newest intern or junior designer on your team.
The mentorship programme is ideally suited to designers with three to 10 years’ experience, but also open to those whose experience exceeds 10 years; what’s more important is a willingness and openness to support, nurture and inspire new designers in their early career.
The New Now is strongly-committed to encouraging employers to provide a living wage to design graduates entering internships. In the immediate term, a living wage provides an equitable hourly rate of pay that enables young professionals to afford the essentials of life; from a wider perspective, its provision is a tangible demonstration of the Irish design industry’s commitment to investing in, and retaining, emerging design talent. Value our industry. Value our graduates.
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