Entry for Jack Parker
Good things come in small packages. I think I should be considered for designer of the year for the way I broke into the creative industry. I have always believed that my drive and passion for design would lead me to where I wanted to be. Growing up in Bolton it certainly wasn't always considered the most viable option career wise, but the determination it took made sure I never did anything by halves. This led me to studying design at the University Of Central Lancashire and taking a placement year out in 2016/17. I was one of two people to come down to work in London and throughout all challenges I faced I never wavered in my passion and dedication to design. During this period I landed placements at some of the worlds most respected agencies the likes of, The Partners, Turner Duckworth, Landor Associates. I believe this was mostly down to my direct mailer that made people smile. As a smaller guy I knew I could take this what could be considered a negative and turn it into a creative idea. The outcome was a tiny scaled down package containing a miniature USB drive with my portfolio saved on it. "good things come in small packages, just like Jack Parker 5ft5 Graphic Designer". This little idea had a big impact helping me meet some amazing people, make life changing contacts and ultimately secure my first job. I now live and work in the city and design for some of the most exciting brands around and I can't wait to see where this journey takes me.