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Doubts… yup, we all have them

Friday, 24 October 2014 by

Some recent emails got me thinking about a subject that, for years now, hasn’t been an issue for me. Doubt. Particularly, creative self-doubt. The fact it hasn’t been an issue for me isn’t because I’m somehow great, and never feel doubt anymore. It’s because I’ve never stopped doubting myself and my work, but have learned

Several years ago, before I had any experience with web design – and only a basic knowledge of html – I started thinking I should expand my skills, and web design seemed like the right place to start. There was a web team at the agency, and a creative group head who looked after it.

You’ll encounter different kinds of people in the creative business, on both client side and agency side. Just know this – all things equal (meaning you’ve addressed the brief and the work is solid), every comment, critique, suggestion, edit, accolade, shout out, shout at and all the rest are 100% about the person delivering the

The creative tug-of-war

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 by

One of the biggest responsibilities of being a production artist is being the bridge between creative and accounting. It is very likely that as a production artist, you are the last one to interact with the creative product before the work goes out to the printer or digital supplier. But, you may be pressured from

Reason 10: Because your work is beautiful People generally are far more comfortable with things that can be measured, than with things that can be felt. We put a high value on not looking silly, or weird, or like we failed at something. If I fill the pitcher with water, it’s filled. If I empty

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Reason 4: Your work is being forged in the furnace of experience. The last thing anyone wants to hear is how many years they’re going to have to work at something to get good. They want that tempting “all-in-one” answer that will teleport them to success. Well, both notions are wrong, actually. You can get

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