With feeds often populated by things better left as internal monologue, Twitter certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and has earned itself a reputation as the social network which favours the opinionated extrovert.
If the idea of crafting your own tweet triggers your inner tortoise, don’t panic! There’s no obligation to populate your feed, just sit back and let the information come to you. Once you manage to avoid the relentless stream of banal announcements by unfollowing those that irk you, it can actually be the ideal place to look for design jobs.
It’s not just recruitment agencies or design blogs who have taken to Twitter to circulate employment opportunities. Studios and agencies on a global scale have gradually decided it’s the most efficient way to cast the net for new employees and will more times than not, advertise positions solely on the social network. With a network of eager creatives at their fingertips, why on earth wouldn’t they?
To make the curation process easier, for all those new to Twitter, or those sitting with a dormant account and an egg for a picture (raise your hand) – we’ve compiled 25 Twitter accounts which serve up design opportunities on a daily basis. The job hunt has never been easier.
You may be familiar with Form Fifty Five as a design blog. With categories highlighting the best in design books, events and interviews it’s a firm favourite amongst the design community. From the FFF Twitter account, it regularly tweet updates from its jobs board – so you can receive top notch design inspiration alongside exciting employment opportunities.
The Design Kids are effortlessly cool with their upbeat and informative contributions to the design world. Their website keeps you updated with a variety of content such as ‘Studio Interviews‘ ‘Design Directory‘ and ‘#TDKtuesdays‘ as well as championing design graduates with their own awards, which this year featured 3 #Shillumni in the winners line up. TDK makes daily tweets about design positions within Australia, America, Canada and New Zealand. So if you’re a designer on the move be sure to check them out!
With its beautiful tonal website design Design Jobs Board makes job hunting almost relaxing as you scroll through the multiple career options on offer. Their twitter feed is just as much of a pleasure as they tweet multiple times a day with a plethora of opportunities.
If You Could is the Jobs Board of spectacular design blog It’s Nice That. You know the jobs on offer will be of a high calibre as INT has its finger firmly on the pulse of the design industry. By following If You Could it really is effortless job hunting as their twitter feed is packed full of engaging finds.
Represent is a well known creative recruitment agency within London. With a broad reach their jobs feed covers all disciplines of graphic design and other jobs synonymous with the design industry. We had the opportunity to ask Represent a few questions of what they look for in designers during a visit to Shillington London to meet some of our recent graduates.
The Loop is a gold mine of opportunity for those on the job hunt in Australia. Positioned as ‘Australia’s largest professional creative community’ it’s loaded full of inspiration. Not only is it a great way of hearing about jobs, but a fantastic resource for broadening your own network by connecting with other designers.
Not only is Aus Infront a brilliant resource for the Australian jobs market but it also comes with its own unique selling point—an online market section. You can multitask by keeping up to date with the new updates in the world of employment while keeping your eye on that vintage dressing table you’ve always wanted.
Krop is your one-stop shop for jobs in the USA. Based in California, Krop fires out open positions in studios across the land. From Georgia and Boston to the Big Apple itself – it leaves no employment stone unturned.
Creative Industry Network, Creativepool, is full to the brim with articles and interviews from their own magazine, as well as work featured from their people section—a category which has includes some of our own Shillumni. What really stands out is its rather prolific jobs feed, which is shared on a dedicated Twitter account. For now, its only featuring positions available in the UK—but keep an eye on their feed as this could always change.
If you’re already familiar with The Loop, then you may know The Dots. Founded by the same person, wonder woman Pip Jamieson, it’s a creative network bursting at the seams with opportunities. Not only does it tweet about jobs regularly from its tailor-made Twitter account, it also hosts a range of talks, portfolio masterclasses and networking events to make the job search a more enjoyable experience.
It’s all in the name, Creative Recruitment specialise in jobs within the creative sector. Their feed is a constant stream of vacancies intertwined with humorous and inspiring retweets to keep you going. Special shout out to Evie Darroux and Dean Cousin who’ve helped out at Shillington portfolio reviews. Read about what Creative Recruitment look for in Junior Designers in our recent interview.
Perfect for job-hunters in Sydney and Australia, The Creative Store features job listings weekly for freelance, contract and permanent roles in Advertising, Digital, Design, Marketing and Communications.
Where better to look for jobs than Design Week? With a concentrated feed of jobs in a range of positions and disciplines, there’s something for everyone. Your dream job may be their next tweet, so get scrolling!
Did you know leading business magazine Campaign has its very own Twitter jobs feed? Focused on creative, advertising & marketing jobs it scoops up the very best of what’s on offer from the jobs market in the UK and US.
Authentic Jobs is the leading job board for hackers, designers, and creative pros. Repping creative opportunities across America, they’re also fans of an emoji or two, which we’re completely on board with.
You may already have a Behance profile or have found yourself exploring the many corners of its inspiring universe. If you are reading this and thinking “Be..what?” Then we’d urge you to make a profile asap! It’s an easy way to connect with other designers and immerse yourself in a global creative network. Behance Jobs is as the name suggests the jobs board element of Behance, and their Twitter feed is teeming not only with jobs but links to great resources and articles —keep an eye out for their ‘Portfolio Reviews’.
Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design. Keep up to date with design opportunities around the globe with a steady stream via Dribbble’s Twitter feed alongside the design network on their main site.
A jobs board with a difference, We Work Remotely is a place to find design jobs for those wishing to work remotely. Why go to the work when it can come to you, right? Unrestricted by ‘commutes or geographic area’ WWR’s feed is the place to go for remote design jobs.
Think of Dsgn Jobs as a transformer—one giant machine comprised of many different job opportunity components. Or, to better describe it, it’s the original automated feed of the best design job board posts. Pulling content from other popular design job feeds on Twitter, Dsgn Jobs is a non-stop employment awareness machine.
Ideal for UK-based designers, recruitment agency NU Creative Talent are at the top of their game. Tweeting ferociously about design opportunities up and down the country there’s a smorgasbord of opportunity for the taking.
A recruitment agency named after the Creator’s Gran, Hello Mavis is a hard name to forget! Focused on the digital and creative agencies their Twitter feed is the place to be for the latest design jobs as well as links to think pieces and cultural happenings.
Representing creative talent in London and New York, For London is the go-to resource for employment updates with leading advertising agencies and luxury fashion brands. Right place, right time had never felt more accurate with its feed that not only features deadline-based applications; but last minute shout-outs across a variety of disciplines.
Independent recruitment firm for the creative industries, Tomorrow London, is across the board when it comes to employment opportunities in the sector. Contrary to what its name suggests, it reports on jobs not only within London but elsewhere in the UK and Europe. Its feed is a mix of jobs and interesting design articles, so you can stay inspired whilst on the job hunt.
The team at Agency Bell are the perfect source for design opportunities, given that they’ve all personally worked in branding agencies. With an eye for detail and industry connections, their Twitter feed is abundant with opportunities to explore.
Covering the design jobs market in London, Berlin, Singapore and Hong Kong – Cogs is certainly well-versed when it comes to securing a design role. Not only does it regularly tweet about the latest opportunities within the design industry; it also offers fantastic resource articles to help you on your journey to employment.
If you enjoyed this piece we have lots of other resource pieces. New to Instagram? Check out out 90 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Daily Inspiration or hoping to get your work on a well known design blog? Be inspired by these tips on How to Submit Your Work to 40 Design Blogs.
To find out more about studying at Shillington head to shillingtoneducation.com for more information.
Want to win some amazing prizes and stay in the loop with all things Shillington? Sign up to our newsletter to automatically go in the draw.