Raise your hand if you are an Art Director, Creative Director or Design Manager type leadership role with little or no management training.
Feeling burned-out is a product. The outcome of tangible things like not working on projects that fit our core values. Or more profound, not allowing our hearts to have a say in career decisions.
Chances are you never saw yourself as a politician, a salesperson or leading one-on-one manager meetings. You're a designer or copywriter, right? Oh, and you are also, likely, an introvert.
I touch on some personal and work history, the Atlanta agency scene and how to be successful as a designer.
Like any relationship, success is a reflection of the level of honesty at the outset and the frequency of check-ins against that narrative.
My brother Tim dropped this jazz record on me about a decade ago. It's amazing. Not knowing who made it we set out to investigate.
I am so incredibly proud of my brother, Tim. He's going all in on his dream job: starting and owning TRP guitars. A guitar repair shop here in Atlanta GA.
I don't wear my veteran status on my sleeve as some do—quite literally. Certainly, everyone has the right to choose how to define themselves. We all—in fact—put up a screen through which we want to be viewed.
The stories, the photos, the typography, the culture, the tchotckys—all fantastic.