Best of the web - January

  • The former Commonwealth Institute, which is being converted into a Design Museum

The Fuel team's pick of the best art and design career related articles and websites online this last month.


The former Commonwealth Institute, which is being converted into a new Design Museum (photo by Luke Hayes)

This website styles itself as a ‘movement’ helping entrepreneurs set up new businesses on the principles of simplicity and minimum waste – learn the method and see if it works for you
http://theleanstartup.com/

Apparently, graduates aren’t making enough use of social media in their job searches – could that mean you, too? BraveNewTalent’s Ramon Bez on ways to turn Facebook, Twitter and so on to your job-hunting advantage
http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/graduate-social-media-job-hunt?CMP=

And, because Ramon’s been so helpful, why not check out BraveNewTalent itself – it’s a job-related social network, a bit like LinkedIn but better looking and more focused on job searches
http://www.bravenewtalent.com/

More graduate job search advice in a Design Week guest blog from creative director Paul Mellon – he is a big believer in sketchwork, it turns out
http://www.designweek.co.uk/home/blog/graduate-interview-advice-for-january-job-hunts-guest-blog-from-paul-mellor/3032895.article

University of the Arts student development officer Hannah Clements on how arts graduates can create jobs for themselves
http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/creatives-entrepreneurs-graduate-jobs?CMP=

An online arts festival exhibiting new work by people 30 and under, supported by media partners including MTV, the BBC, Aesthetica and Computer Arts 
http://www.noisefestival.com/

A new Design Museum for London due to open in our neighbourhood – we liked the quote from Terence Conran, “If I were a graduate leaving the RCA today…”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/24/design-museum-new-plans?newsfeed=true

More on the museum here, including some very nice pictures of the location, which was formerly the Commonwealth Institute
http://www.e-architect.co.uk/london/commonwealth_institute_design_museum.htm