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[ 0 ] July 6, 2010

Career Tip: Pinch those pennies

Evaluate current production or design processes and offer suggestions for cutting costs or saving your company resources.

[ 0 ] July 1, 2010

Nobody’s Going to Eat You Alive

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.

[ 4 ] July 1, 2010

InSource Opinion Poll: What Piece of Advice Has Guided You?

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.

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010

Career Tip: Mind Your Manners

When following up on a job opening, chances are high that you will be interacting with the hiring manager’s assistant.

[ 0 ] June 25, 2010

Management Experience

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.

[ 1 ] June 22, 2010

Career Tip: Go with the flow

Managers appreciate designers who can roll with the punches and maintain productivity when faced with adversity.

[ 0 ] June 21, 2010

Who’s Talking to the Customer?

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.

[ 0 ] June 15, 2010

Career Tip: Make yourself indispensable

Make yourself indispensable. Volunteer for key projects within your firm.

[ 0 ] June 14, 2010

Don’t Let In-House Familiarity Keep You From Really Listening

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.

[ 2 ] June 10, 2010

Recap – InSource Regional Roundtables

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.

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