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I’m the only creative on one of the smaller accounts at my agency, where I am referred to as the “Creative Director” for the account. But I’m a junior AD... In interviews etc. can I say I am a CD? 🧐

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Nope. I wouldn’t. Be honest with your official title. Tell them your responsibility and let the hiring folks decide if that seems CD level to them.

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You could say “acted as CD” or “lead creative” on a specific project, but it will reflect poorly on your self awareness if you call yourself a CD

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It’s good experience that you know how to lead and run a small account or project. But agree with the above, you’re not really a CD. I’ve had that happen a lot throughout my career, accounts do that so the client feels like they have seniority on their business. Don’t try to run after that title too quickly, especially if you’re a junior. There’s a lot to learn about craft and presentation that you’ll need to learn. And you should learn that with someone more senior teaching you.

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No, it’ll get you into trouble when you get over your head trying to bluff your way through something that requires an experienced CD. Be honest and tell them the good management experience you’ve had, but don’t call yourself a CD.

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Lol no

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With clients you must say what you are, or more specificity what the agency bills you as...

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