Design agencies: how to get the right graphic designer

By Bill Strohacker
Creative Director/Principal, Strohacker Design School

“Why, if there are so many graphic designers out there, can I not find the right one?” It’s a question I know that a lot of design agency heads ask themselves on a regular basis. How can you avoid this headache? By giving one of your in-house staff the right graphic design training.

Upgrade the skills of a staff member today

I know that finding a graphic designer with the right skill set can be a big problem because I’ve spent over 25 years in the industry, as a designer, creative director and lecturer. There have been times when searching for the right person has felt like trying to climb an unscalable wall – there is this huge barrier that’s slowing everything down and draining your resources (because finding a graphic designer who fits the bill doesn’t come cheap; before a designer even sets foot in your agency, you spend good time and money on the recruitment process). And if that designer isn’t available for your next project, the process and the spending start again.

This is why I’ve opened the Strohacker Design School. I know that design agency bosses want graphic designers who can hit the ground running and who have the skill set to start working on day one. You want someone with practical studio experience who knows their way round a live brief and who can cope with a fast-paced environment. So, using my experience as a design lecturer and teacher from foundation to degree level, I’ve created commercial-ready courses that provide just that. We train junior designers to give them the exact skills that modern web agencies need.

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And we have an amazing array of design talent doing the teaching. Leading our team is John McFaul, a creative who has been working at the forefront of contemporary design for the past 20 years. He is more than ably assisted by a who’s who of brilliant designers, illustrators and educators whose portfolios feature the biggest brands on the planet, from Dior, Levi’s, L’Oréal and Puma to Coca-Cola, Nokia, American Express and the BBC. This is them and what they do. We also have some very special patrons.

Getting the right graphic designer on your projects can be massively frustrating, very costly and soul-crushingly time-consuming. By upgrading the skills of an existing member of your team, you can get rid of this stress. The junior designer you want is right in front of you.

Get the right graphic designer. Contact me on 0843 289 2961
or [email protected]

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