Lets talk about the fake diversity culture in advertising: I’m a woman of color who fell into the agency world via a jr designer position posted on craigslist in 2011. I’ve always felt like an intruder in a white mans world no matter how ‘nice’ everyone was. From then til now Ive watched clients call for an ‘attractive white women’ model shift to ‘racially ambiguous models’ and seen copy voice / tone change to ‘sound less white’. BUT nothing has bothered me more than this. Thoughts???

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Ad agency designer desperately looking for an out but I have a possible new job opportunity. Here is my dilemma: Pros.... more money, no crazy client demands, pitches or decks or even prospective clients that will go nowhere (in-house), better benefits Cons.... this is a big one - it’s healthcare I’ve been at agencies with a range of clients for the past few years. Career suicide taking an in-house healthcare job? Especially if role focuses more on growth & performance over design?

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At bigger agencies, I’m seeing that AD roles are asking for 5+ yrs experience while Designer roles require more like 3+. I’m an AD with 3 yrs experience. Would it be foolish to accept a Designer role?

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We’re truly lucky to be hiring right now at a time that is so uncertain. We’re looking for: Senior Designer (graphic design/typography/brand identity/design systems/OOH/print/editorial. 4-5 years)

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I applied for a FT position as an email designer. I have provided numerous examples of past emailers I have designed. Company still wants me to design 2 emailers for a client they currently have as a design test (initially they asked for 4!). Is this a red flag? Should I refuse to do the test?

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I'm a former senior designer who decided to apply for an ACD role cause fuck it. Potential offer of 130k. Is that reasonable given that I have no exp as an ACD?

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I’m a designer trying to be an art director(for a change of pace). I’m not sure I want to do creative things at all anymore though. Has anyone here switched to a non-creative role, job, or career?

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I want to become a Service Designer but heard the average position pays 80k. Is that our collective experience? Pls illuminate me

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I’ve been helping my girlfriend with job hunting for entry level graphic designer roles. It’s been rough with media companies experiencing hiring freezes. So I was wondering if anyone has any tips for getting your foot in the door for this type of role?

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Is it hard to switch from Designer to Art Director? I just got offered a Junior Designer role and don’t know if this will mess up my chances of being an Art Director down the line

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How would you describe the difference between a production designer role and a graphic designer role? Interviewed for a design job that ended up being more production based and kind of disappointed.

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Are you a designer with some spare time right now? I’ve heard that Zoom backgrounds are not just fun but also serve an important role for students who aren’t comfortable showing their living space.

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I’m a designer currently at an advertising agency who wants to transition to a design research/UX role. How do I show that in my portfolio? (Most of work is from ad agency)

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Help please! 10yr agency vet, 8 months into my first client side role. How do I convince my leadership team that a Graphic Designer and Art Director are two very different jobs? (Cont.)

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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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What’s the salary range for biz dev presentation designers? My bro is up for the role of senior designer based in NYC. I would say 90k but have no experience with that stuff.

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Young founding designer at a tech startup. 2nd design role. 8 months in. Wearing multiple hats atm. Curious whats something you have done(or wish youve done) early in your career that served you well?

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We are hiring a junior designer and not getting a lot of BIPOC in the folio-pool. Anyone know any resources I can go to find more diverse talent?

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What are some great interview questions I can prepare for ?? if the position is a big designer role. I’m very nervous and I want to do great with any interview I do.

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