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Here’s a scenario: you and your CW partner concept together, come up with say 5 or 6 solid ideas between the two of you. CW then goes off and writes a few scripts—none of which reflect the ideas you brought to the tabl… more


Sr AD friends - trying to figure out my freelance hourly rate. At work I’m a Sr. AD but a company is looking to hire me on as a Creative Director. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


Does anyone here really love their job? I like what I do at my agency job but I’m missing the feeling of purpose or even true creativity


Anybody have a surefire way to make a high-rez GIF that doesn't surpass the 50mb google slide limit? I have a few methods that sometimes work depending on the video I'm sourcing. Just curious … more


@Any ADs here who switched from Copywriting? And how was it especially in New York City?


Looking for some advice. I was recently laid off due to the company losing our biggest client. I completely redesigned my website that I had been using since 2016 and the new one is so much better. But I haven’t had any bites on poten… more


Hey everyone, I recently moved to NYC and I’m looking for work. Does anyone have any leads, would love to hear who’s hiring.


I have a friend (USA) who really wants to be an art director, he’s a great designer but doesn’t know where to start. Ad school? Any cheaper/quicker yet reputable certificate programs? Create a killer … more


I work as an art director in Istanbul, but I am very unhappy with the remuneration of both freelance and advertising agencies. I want to continue my profession in a different country. Can you provide … more


Hi! I was recently promoted to Art Director . Now that I’m not doing the actual design deliverables I was curious as how to go about updating my portfolio. Any guidance on how to show you are directin… more


Hi, I’m looking for a little guidance- I’m an illustrator/designer and email specialist-

I’ve just completed an art direction course and it’s feeding into my freelance work, pulling in copywriters, photographers and such - but I’d really li… more


I’m a Designer looking to become an Art Director in the next 2 years. I am finishing up my BA in design. What will help me get my first job as an AD? (I currently work as a designer at a science tech … more


Any ADs playing with Generative AI art? I just started playing around myself, and it feels extremely useful in helping to articulate ideas. Would love to hear about your experiences so far!


Hi, I recently got laid off and am on F-1 OPT STEM visa, which means I have limisted time to be unemployed.

I just got an offer from an E verified company for a tour of duty contract (1099) position before getting hired as W2 full … more


Hi! Are there any creatives that would like to chat? I’m a recent graduate and really hoping to ask some questions. Much appreciate it!!


Hey! Are there any art directors willing to chat over zoom? I’m a recent grad and I need some advice about jump starting !


Would you mind helping an art director who also lectures in art direction schools please: what has been the most exciting or memorable or useful lecture in your Art Direction school/course as students? I want to … more

Awkward question incoming! - What is the average salary for a mid-weight art director at an agency in the north of the UK? (Specifically keen to hear from anyone Leeds based!)

I’m looking for photography course suggestions—

I took photography in high school and a beginners course in college but thats all. As an art director some of my favorite work revolves around video and … more

What sites do all you ADs go to for comp images? Besides Getty haha

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What were some of the challenges you had to deal with when you first started working abroad? I’m in the middle of interviews and hoping I get an offer so I could work abroad 🤞


I started full time at an agency mid pandemic so have never once worked in the office. I find myself working 50+ hour weeks even from home. Everyone who says "I can't wait to be back at the o… more

art directors, how do you go about faster video mock-ups? And back end sites that help make a more visual video/color/transitions if you are on a time crunch in AE or Premiere?

What do you say when people ask “so what do you do?”


Been an art director on the agency side for a few years now. Easily my favorite part is video production and seeing an idea come to life. Can I hear any opinions on being an AD on the production side,… more


I freelanced for an agency as an art director for 6 months and recently got hired FT. I am struggling with imposter syndrome on a daily basis but manage to get great feedback from the creative directo… more


Art Directors, how do you feel being led by creatives with copywriting background (CDs) whose present clearly lack of knowledge about Design/Art Direction references. How to deal with it? Any tips?


What do you look for when on the hunt for a good CW partnership?

What platforms are you using to pin work on the virtual walls we’re now limited to? Anything good out there other than Pinterest for being able to review design from multiple teams at once?


Hello 👋

After about 18 months of hustling, I’ve been offered my first AD role. My background is in engineering so for what feels like forever I’ve been building (and rebuilding) my book with creative work and it’s finally paid off 🎉 <… more

Hola Art Directors! Has anyone taken a great online photography class? I’m looking to gain a better understanding of what happens on the other side and communicate with photographers and directors bet… more

Just landed a full time gig, looking to get some furniture so I’m not working on my parents’ kitchen table during this remote period. Any recommendations for desks and chairs? I’m hoping to find something that’s… more

Hey all,

I’m trying to switch careers from design to art direction and I’m trying to develop my skills.

Can anyone recommend some good books that will help me to improve please?



Hi all, I’ve been the In-House Designer for an organization for the last 5+ years. Being the only designer and one of two marketing guys, I’ve had to do all tasks extensively.

I’m ready for my next adventure and … more


I need to get a new laptop, my 2015 MacBook is on its last leg. I need something that can handle cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite. I assume I’ll probably have to get some dongles.

Any recommendation… more

Any art directors currently in Tokyo? Would love to connect ✨

Might be starting at a small agency as a full time Junior AD soon, fingers crossed. The only other roles I’ve had at agencies were freelance and intern before WFH.

What equipment do I absolutely need at home? And … more

A wonderful friend recommended me to a recruiter, when the recruiter was looking to place a creative.
This role is at a small agency, I’m going to be paired with a Sr. Copywriter. They’re looking for a conceptual think… more

Any other ADs feel like our roles are starting to become just glorified graphic designers? Nothing against GDs I started as one but wanted to move into art direction cause I wanted to come up with 360… more

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