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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)… more

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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!!

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

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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… 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 aroun… 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 🤞

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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?”

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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 w… 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 some… 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?<… more

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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 fo… more

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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 re… 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 absol… 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 lookin… 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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Art directors do you guys ever feel that your CW partner tends to get more credit because they present the scripts to the wider team?

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Is it a dead in to go in-house early in your career? And is it doable to go back and forth between agency and in-house opportunities?

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Does anybody have recommendations for cross border moving companies? Looking to move from US to Canada.

Anyone want to help me out? Stuck on a brief and would love to brainstorm! Dm me if up for it

Hello Ads of the world. I’m looking to hire a Senior Ad to join me at red in la. If you’re conceptual, curious and ambitious then this is the best time to be here and make a name for yourself. Books👇

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Hey AD's, anyone looking to partner for spec work or the Young Lions brief? I have a few fun campaigns that could do with some AD love and perspective.
Here are things I'm working on.more

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Any art directors looking for a copywriter to pair up with and create spec work for our portfolios? NYC based CW here.

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Hey, I am an art director who just graduated from Miami ad school. And I am looking for new opportunities. Please hit me up if you have any vacancies.
Thank you :)

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Where to go as an Art Director if you no longer wish to work at an Ad Agency? Ideas?

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There seems to be a Copywriters group, and a "Creatives" group, but not one dedicated purely to professional Art Driectors. So now, here it is!

So, what agency right now, is tota… more

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