Jay is a freelance graphic designer following an internship at Yoke. On the side, he runs the Fuse Directory, a non-profit platform celebrating ethnic minority creatives in the city. And Yas has leapt straight into freelancing. Both are friends and are passionate about giving back to the creative community.
There's a rumour that the pair are launching their own podcast, alongside fellow Salford University graduate and friend Ben Wallace. Called Proper Talk, it will feature open chats with other creatives.
In this episode, I chatted to Jay and Yas about what it's like to graduate today. And the highs and the lows of entering the working world in 2020. We also talked about how they've gone freelance straight out of university and what it's like out there, just as the UK leaves the European Union.
After going through a difficult time myself lately, it was encouraging to hear more from two confident and energised young people, set for great things.