Know anyone who has made the leap from art/copy at an agency to directing on the production side? How did they do it?

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From CD to Director, after winning an insane amount of awards. That world is just straight up harder.

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Kirankoshy.com. He also teaches so he might be up for a chat? He just switched from CD/AD to director.

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Is it possible to join some startup which don't have degree barrier?

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