From Graduate to Junior Designer

You never stop learning


Hi, I am Eliot, the Junior Designer at Hillside Product Design. 

Well, it is true what they say; time does fly when you’re having fun. It really does feel like yesterday, when just after graduation, I was telling friends, that I had been offered a job at an established product design consultancy. That was over a year ago, and what a rewarding year I have spent working at Hillside Product Design.

In over a year, I have seen a broad range of projects undertaken and I have worked on many of them. I have now worked on my first solo jobs for a client - under the watchful eyes of my senior designers of course! The diversity of the projects is still something that astounds me - one day I may be working on an element so small that hundreds will fit into the palm of my hand, the next on something large enough to accommodate a person!

I have not just been busy working on clients projects, last year I was asked to return to my old secondary school to be part of a careers day. Here I was able to offer words of advice and talk about my experiences to students interested in pursuing a career in design. Next year I plan on returning, this time to give a talk on design careers to students in the Sixth Form. I do believe it will be invaluable to the students, looking back I would have loved the opportunity to quiz a young professional from the product design industry, my chosen career.

I know that I chose the right career path and my position at Hillside Product Design has given me invaluable exposure to experienced and talented designers who support me learning on the job. I am being immersed daily in the challenges of a busy product design consultancy and I have been introduced to new software, new ways of thinking and proven methods of solving problems.

When I first walked in through the door on my very first day I knew that I had a lot to learn, but now I realise that this learning journey never ends. There is always something new to challenge you such as a new software, the latest material, a process or a methodology.

In this last twelve month period my confidence has grown and I feel like I have improved as a designer. I have a place in a great team in a great design consultancy and my journey has only just begun. With time I will only get better and better.

Let’s create something great together

If you have an idea you want to take to market, we will assist you through your journey. We work closely with our clients to ensure you have all the support you need throughout the product development process.

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