Neesha Vakil

is an experience designer based in Austin (soon to be NYC). She designs meaningful and intuitive experiences that impact both big and small → Learn more

What They Don't Teach You In
Design School: Survival Guide
to Life After Graduation

Publication Design
2020

What They Don’t Teach You in Design School: Survival Guide to Life After Graduation is a zine made in collaboration with AIGA Eye on Design and The University of Texas at Austin. Led by AIGA Eye on Design’s founder Perrin Drumm with additional design by Tala Safié, this zine is the ultimate guide to navigating life after graduation. It serves as a go-to for perfecting your design portfolio, landing a job, and owning your internship. It also features sage advice from various designers working in the field.

My role was designing the Colophon and Contributions page layouts. I also served as a writer for the A Day in the Working Life section, interviewing Skipper Chong Warson about his daily routine as a Design Director living in San Francisco.

Left: Designed by Ella Whitaker, Illustrations by Moira Scrimgeour. | Right: Designed by Neesha Vakil.

Left: Words by Neesha Vakil, Illustrations by Moira Scrimgeour, Designed by Ben Zerbo. | Right: Illustrations + Words by Moira Scrimgeour, Designed by Ben Zerbo.

Left: Designed by Neesha Vakil, Illustrations by Moira Scrimgeour. | Right: Illustrations by Moira Scrimgeour, Designed by Ella Whitaker.


The zine sold out in an hour, but digital download versions
are available for free,
here.

AIGA Eye on Design’s article on the zine,
here.