I did not have the luxury of mom or dad being in the business nor did anyone I knew know a single sole in this business. It took me a depressing and frustrating two years after graduation to find a full-time job in graphic design.
It was difficult to begin a career with little to no help from anyone that had previously walked the walk. Because of this, I have always stopped to look back at the up and coming talent to see how I can give them a lift.
As creative leaders we need to remind ourselves that we were there once. Lost, green and scared. It takes strong a mentor to inspire and motivate others to move forward. Be one of those people for someone on your team or in your organization.
Plan and run better meetings
Meetings are a necessary evil in our business. Between staff meetings, project planning and review meetings, vendor meetings, and of course client meetings, its any wonder we get real work done at all. But one thing I have learned in almost 25 years in the creative...