Always worked in-house. 4 yrs experience digital/retail/ecomm. Working on spec portfolio. Is It worth exploring agency opportunities? What are some solid in-house gigs in NYC?

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@art director yeah my in-house gig sort of operates as an agency. I have PM/producers that i deal with everyday and a creative director, but it’s far from a CD on the agency sense


What I’ve learned is that agency’s main concern about in-house-ers is that they don’t know how an agency works, so will have a rough transition (not used to CDs, PMs, accounts, etc). It’s pretty dumb and learning the agency structure/work method isn’t at all difficult, but that’s the major bias I encountered when I switched. Literally just mentioning that I had a PM at my previous in-house job perked up my agency interviewer's ears.

@OP When you interview lean heavily on that. Don’t talk like it’s different from agencies, talk like it’s the same. You’ll figure it out when you get there (if juniors can you can too), just don’t give them an excuse to overlook you for being in-house. Honestly this bias is such bullshit - fake it ‘til you make it.


@Art Director 3 is that a tech startup?

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