With an impressive CV already under her belt Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication graduate, Caroline Nitsch has landed a prestigious job at Harrods as their Lead Online Magazine Designer.
Talking about her new role at Harrods, Caroline said the whole thing felt ‘surreal’.
She went on to say, “I’m so passionate about art direction and design and I love the opportunity to be immersed in it that much more.”
She said that her role at NET- A-PORTER allowed her to be openly creative which has helped her end up where she is now.
But it was her time at London College of Communication (LCC) that kick started her career drive. Targeting social design she pushed herself out her comfort zone and projects allowed her to inject her personality which was useful within interviews.
Talking about her overall time at LCC she said:
“All the tutors were ace! The course gave me the confidence I was looking for before diving into my career.”
But what she has learnt the most is how to increase your employability and she provides some useful tips for students or graduates looking to do the same.
“Intern, and be persistent. If you already know where you want to be, don’t be afraid to approach them! I approached an art director I admired and after I got the classic email of ‘keep in touch and maybe I’ll have something for you’ I did just that – every few weeks. Eventually she said she had to meet me because she’d never encountered someone so persistent. So don’t give up, obviously don’t be annoying about it but if you show that you’re not looking for just any job, it makes a difference. You wouldn’t believe how many interns come in and have no interest in what a company does.
Show your passion. Show your quirky hobbies and interests. Show that you’re open to learn. If you can’t do something, blag it – then learn how to do it. A good attitude goes a long way.”
Words by Dominique Major