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I'm considering a move back to ACD. I don't enjoy being a manager. I would rather be creating than administering. Has anyone made this move?

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Be a cd at a place that has gcds

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So. Much. Same. Let's do it.

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Don’t do it- career killer

Just be an ACD but call yourself a CD - and the mgmt experience could be job security

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There’s a pedigree of creative leadership that believes what you believe. Try to find a job that lets you lead by example

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My best CDs have been ones that manage, teach and will pull out photoshop/sketch when needed . That's where I hope to be in a couple years. You should be able to define your role.

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I did it moving from CSO to Planning Director. Same income, more briefs, more ideas, less crappy management stuff and troubles. I recommend it.

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I disagree with the few saying to stay a CD but do ACD work. Could get you fired. I’ve worked with places that had career paths for folks who were great designers, ADs or writers but didn’t want to manage. You usually top off at ACD unless they create a title but if that’s what makes you happy I say do it. Talk with your boss and try to make a more specialized role as a senior ACD

Is a CD that does work and manages out of the question?

Do it but chooses a better shop. Guy I know went from head of art to a sr AD role at wk portland he couldn't be happier

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