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Art Directors applying for design jobs? Step down or lateral move? Confused on this

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Nice blog post @jeremy, thanks

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personally i went from designer to AD because i wanted to be more a part of the concept of what was trying to be said, and not only about how to say it. to copy1’s point: some ADs are designers by trade, but they’re not the same job. but going from AD to designer could easily be a lateral move, however more often than not, there’s more growth potential as an AD. then again, there are massive design agencies with high ranking and well paid design directors. like i said, it depends. personally, i say lateral.

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Some are both.

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I’ve been jr AD for two years and looking for a new gig and I see more design based roles. But I have both set of skills and prefer the AD route

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i’m sharing this with my leadership team. we’re a digital marketing agency but we follow the hierarchy of design firm. i took a lateral move(?) from AD to Sr Designer and i think it makes me look awful in my resume but honestly i do MORE work and i manage people now, so wtf? im very confused about my role. my impression is that they think there can only be one art director in the company (we work together but that AD handles more UX work and i handle production/video/social)

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