I’m an in-house brand-side designer my whole career (6YOE)— is it pretty much impossible at this stage to pivot towards agency/design studio jobs?

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If you have the kind of work that matches the genre of agency you’re interested in, see if you can land a contract.

If your work is all pamphlets and emails and social posts but you’re applying to a branding agency, yes kind of impossible.

But you can ALWAYS add personal and spec and freelance work to your book.

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It really just depends on your book, people move back and forth all the time

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I was brand side for 8 years and started at an agency 2 years ago, but i took a title downgrade in the process. I recommend working with a recruiting agency, or even temping or freelancing for a little while to get your feet wet in the agency world.

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Not impossible, just match the work to the agency style

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