Design work experience student workbook

A 20 page workbook to help students complete work experience in a design studio.


How work experience works
How to organise your studio contacts
Suggested interview questions
Help write a design brief
Achievements checklist to record outcomes

Read more about the workbook.

Price: $27.50 inc gst
The book will be supplied as an InDesign file so you can customise it for your studio.
Place your order here. Once payment is verified you will be sent the PDF via email.

Carol Mackay and Greg Branson

About this site

This site has been researched, written and produced by Carol Mackay, Greg Branson and Claire Reiser of Mackay Branson design.

We have long been involved in helping secondary school students understand the intricacies of a graphic design career.

Mackay Branson design produced a work experience kit that the Australian Graphic Design Association promoted to its members in the 1990s. Since then Greg has been an industry consultant in the development of the Visual Communication and Design curriculum in Victoria and we have hosted dozens of work experience students in the studio. Additionally, more than 1,000 students have been on a tour of our studio as part of a studio visit program for Victorian secondary school students.

We have used all of this experience to produce a website aimed at better equipping students, parents, studio owners and teachers for work experience in a design studio.

Our approach is totally from the studio perspective because studio owners are investing considerable amounts of time (which equals money) in offering work experience.

We welcome your feedback.