Been in-house four years and managed to skip agency thus far. Considering next steps and really I’m happiest doing the work (hands-on print and visual design, brand work, etc.). Just moved. WWYD next?

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Design leadership at a studio, starting my own studio, or working backwards and getting some more agency experience

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