1.5 years into my career at a small agency and (due to COVID) my team has downsized significantly. This has allowed me to work across different roles when needed, and I’ve found that I really enjoy creative instead of studio work.

For those of you that went from designer to CW/AD how did it go? Any resources that were especially crucial to your honing the new skills?

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I didn’t- but I know many who did. For starters, It could be as simple as asking to be on the creative briefs from step 1. (And it sounds like maybe you’re already getting that opportunity).
Are you concepting for 360 campaigns?

Yep, integrated campaigns whenever we can implement them.

To go from designer to ad, you need to learn how to concept. This has been said multiple times here, but read a book called Hey Whipple Squeeze this. That’s a good introduction to concepting. Since you are already in an agency, you have access to creative directors who can help you. So ask them, like cw 1 said to be on briefs.

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