Solving talent problems in an agency context.

The Design Class has risen and with this rise, an increased demand for job-ready talent. Companies are clamouring for mid-weight and senior people whilst talented, eager juniors are often left without a platform to show what they're made of.

Mentorship, as important and wonderful as it is, often lacks real power in a commercial context where the realities of life can deter experienced seniors from mentoring recently finished students. 

Velvet Onion is bridging the gap between Design school and the industry by creating a new mentoring model where everyone wins; students get to work on real, paid projects under the paid supervision of experienced, passionate mentors.

 
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STUDENTS, grow forth

Talented Service Design, UX Design and UI Design students. You're caught in a Catch 22 scenario: needing experience to get more experience and become noticed.

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STARTUPS, accelerate

Emerging startups. You've bootstrapped, you've received seed investment and you're gaining traction. Now you're looking for help to drive your acceleration.

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COMPANIES, expand

Companies. You're expanding your in-house Design teams. You want to nurture talent in a low risk/low cost way. Come along, work with and nurture emerging talent.

 

This model isn't for everyone; we're working with the best to nurture the very best. If you're a recently finished student looking for invaluable experience or a professional looking to mentor, please complete this application form.