Craig Oldham started the lecture off with:
From this moment i knew this would be a fun and informative lecture.
Main advice given throughout lecture:
Understand what Graphic Design means to you.
Are you a Logical or Emotional Designer?
If your a good person-your probably going to get a good job. As its all about working with people.
If you can't explain your idea over the phone or to your mum, your fucked.
Don't pretend you have skills you don't.
Your not the best designer in the world- accept it.
Always be honest with yourself. Identify what your not good at, and improve. That way you can try to be the best.
A portfolo is for life, not just for an interview. It lives and grows with you.
The portfolio is the most subjective piece of work you will ever design.
Share your ideas. Two heads are better than one.
Life and Work exists outside of London.
Overall i found this lecture very helpful, Craig spoke in a informal and dynamic manner to keep the attention of the audience. Seemed very down-to-earth and straight talking. One of the better lectures we have had this term.