As a Senior Graphic Designer with 13 years experience in the UK working for major brands for top agencies and in-house teams in and out of London on just about everything design related (all rounder, minus coding and video editing), so why can’t I get a career break?
I have been searching for a new opportunity for two years in the East Midlands area, so after a vast sea of job applications, phone interviews, interviews, second interviews, studio tests, set projects, job offers and un-offers (ouch!) I have reach the end of the road!
Anyone else in the same boat, stuck at that senior level with an employer who can’t offer anything else other than a monthly pay check with a set salary than barely increases with inflation. You want to naturally progress but your employer is holding you back. I’ve been training in my spare time to boost my CV skills.
Be great to hear from other designers in the same situation, what career path did you take?
I am considering Creative Services, Project Management, Art Direction, Design management.