If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
As a long-time admirer of Apple's dedication to innovation and beautiful design, I was thrilled to discover the Senior Graphic Designer opening at your company. I have been a loyal Apple user since the first iPod I bought in high school, and the seamless integration of technology and aesthetics across Apple products has been a constant source of inspiration in my graphic design career.
While attending a Canva workshop last year, I was truly impressed with the user-friendly and versatile platform you have developed. Your mission to empower anyone to be a designer resonated with me, and as a skilled design professional with eight years of experience, I am excited to apply for the Senior Graphic Designer role at Canva, and bring my expertise to a company that is democratizing design.
As someone who has explored the world through National Geographic's captivating stories, photos, and documentaries since childhood, I am truly excited about the opportunity to contribute my graphic design expertise as a Senior Graphic Designer at National Geographic. I believe the power of visual storytelling deserves to be matched by equally powerful graphic design, which is what I aim to bring to your team.
When I read about the Senior Graphic Designer position at Airbnb, I couldn't help but think of the time I spent traveling through Europe and relying on Airbnb to connect me with welcoming homes and unique experiences. I am inspired by Airbnb's commitment to transforming travel and fostering connections, and I am eager to contribute my graphic design skills to help tell those stories in a visually compelling way.
As a seasoned graphic designer, I have always admired the innovative designs that come from the IKEA team, which is why I am excited to apply for the Senior Graphic Designer role at your company. With my extensive experience in the design field and appreciation for IKEA's dedication to creating accessible and functional designs, I am motivated to join your team and collaborate on visually striking solutions.