Hi! Has anyone here switched from strategy into a creative position? If so, how? Would appreciate any advice

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I went from an office admin role to creative without attending portfolio school. The key was making my goals known to seniors and executives, and we were able to work out a plan where I did my regular job during the day, but spent extra hours working alongside a senior creative on projects. It was very much like an additional internship on top of my role, but with consistent check ins with our head of creative and my mentor I was able to build a small portfolio and eventually officially switch over.

Communication is key and tap into other creatives for support! You’d be surprised at how much others are willing to help and fight for you. Good luck!

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At first I was hesitant to let my manager know of my real ambitions. Once she found out, she was extremely supportive! We had an open dialogue about what side projects I was working on and I made sure I was communicative that my day job was my priority but that I was hustling to become a creative.

In theory, your manager should supportive your career aspirations and be an extra person in your corner. Hopefully that can be the case!

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I had agency internships in media and production before breaking into creative. Short answer, you’ll need a portfolio. I’d recommend looking at the ad school websites to see what junior portfolios look like.

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My coworker did. He had to go to portfolio school. The good thing though was that the agency paid for it. You might be able to do the same. Just.. you'll probably have to pay off your indentured servitude.

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damn portfolio school is such a grind, i wonder how they managed that on top of a FT agency job

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I went from a PM role to creative role when I used to work client side. I found a good mentor on the creative team and used my extra time to work on projects and honestly just kept asking to join the team until the CMO made it happened. Made me realize it goes a long way to be proactive and straight up ask for what you want especially when you already work for the company.

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