Designers

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A community for Designers who work in the agency and brand space

Late 90s: Web designer. Early–mid 2000s: Digital designer. Nxt 15 yrs: digital strat & creative (AD). Dropped 15K for General Assembly’s UXDI. Being rejected for basic UX roles bc I have no apps....

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What are the benefits of moving from agency life as an art director to in house as a designer? What are the cons? I’m really needing that work life balance for my mental health.

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What are the best conferences for creative women to attend?

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Hello! I’m a Copywriter currently looking for a junior AD partner to work with me at Droga5. If interested, please message me. Thank you!

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any keynote designers here? please DM

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Beginning a mentorship program at my agency. What’s one thing you wish your creative director/senior designer/mentor would have taught you that you have had to otherwise learn on your own?

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Is it just me, or are recruiters incredibly shady about temp to perm positions? Most of the time, they don’t acknowledge it’s not permanent full time until you agree to a phone call. Thoughts?

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Where would you send your portfolio if you want to start working for projects with more purpose. I'm kind of in a crisis. Can't stop feeling that we all are robots creating more needs and trash.

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trying to follow AMAZING designers on insta for inspiration. Please list your top 3.

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Is there anyone else who doesn’t want freelance work, or is that just me? I’m constantly getting work forced on me by family and casual acquaintances who think I’m happy for it. How do I stop this? ☹️

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Is there any reason why I shouldn’t use my company’s work laptop and resources for my freelance work if it costs my company $0 extra? Just want to make sure I’m not breaking any rules....

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Hi! I went ahead and made a Motion Design bowl. Feel free to join for topics related to motion design, motion graphics, UX in Motion, VR/AR/MR.

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Best companies / studios for an art director to transition into a designer and learn branding? SF/LA preferred.

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Best sites to learn about design, programs like premier?! Simply looking to learn about new things in general!!

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Art director curious about the transition from advertising to branding and a true designer role. Any tips / thoughts / opinions? Grad school? Any expertise, experiences, or opinions appreciated 🙏🏼

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Any UX freelancers with pharma experience looking for immediate work in midtown Manhattan? DM me. (Contract or contract to perm)

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I have some paintings and illustrations that I would like to start selling online. What is the best website to start a artist page and little shop online? Cargo/ square space / big cartel? Thanks!

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Is it normal for an interviewer to request a “design competition” between you and another designer in order to get the job? This is after seeing my portfolio website and an in-person presentation.

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What’s a good design program for someone changing careers - US or international? I already took gen ed courses for my BA, really looking for a program 100% dedicated to developing design skills.

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Who would have a better shot at an art director job, a senior graphic designer or a junior art director?

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