Evaluate current production or design processes and offer suggestions for cutting costs or saving your company resources.
The past few weeks, I have been traveling through Yellowstone National Park. If you have ever been, you know how majestic the scenery is. How magnificent the animal sightings can be. And, how amazingly breathtaking the sky, mountains, and clouds appear. All of those things really get the creative juices flowing.
As in-house leaders, we have at some point in our creative lives been given one great piece of advice on managing our career, business or team that’s become a guiding light. Please share with the InSource community the best piece of advice you’ve received, and who it came from.
When following up on a job opening, chances are high that you will be interacting with the hiring manager’s assistant.
Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group, responds to career-related questions from InSource members. This week, she addresses the issue of pursuing management roles.
Managers appreciate designers who can roll with the punches and maintain productivity when faced with adversity.
In-house creative groups have plenty of challenges working with their customers, who range from marketing managers to technical experts to the CEO’s executive admin. These customers often look at the creative group as a free support resource and picture them just sitting by the phone or computer waiting for their favorite customer to call with a pet project that just happens to be needed yesterday.
Make yourself indispensable. Volunteer for key projects within your firm.
You can predict what product manager Eric will say before he opens his mouth. You’ve heard Cynthia in marketing express her branding theories maybe two million times. And if the CEO drones on about synergies and optics once more, you’ll have to strangle him with his silk tie.
Thanks to the many participants from across the United States who provided some great feedback and input at the very first InSource Regional Roundtable. Participants included a wide range of individuals from independent designers and creative directors to department heads of major institutions.