{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "My poor designer has been busting his ass and working overtime to finish a project. He’s about to burn out and lose his mind. What can i do to help/keep him sane?", "post_id": "5cd05a58ca08dc00211e1c72", "reply_count": 13, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "594f0b7a1753b200102d1a8f", "bowl_name": "Creatives" }

My poor designer has been busting his ass and working overtime to finish a project. He’s about to burn out and lose his mind. What can i do to help/keep him sane?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Tell him what a good job he’s doing, it means a lot. Also if you can, let the agency leaders know and put in a good word for him

like

We have a weekly internal award and everyone knows how hard he’s been working. I’ve been campaigning for people to vote for him.

Let his boss know how amazing he is, and to pay special attention to him/make him feel cared for and valued. The next thing you know he’ll give his notice in 3 months because no one in leadership bothered to ask him how he is actually doing. Thank you for caring and making a difference.

like

That’s great! Day off for sure! Good call.

Stop thinking of him or her as YOUR designer

funnylike

Yes OP, he is now everyone’s designer.

funny

They’re probably already out. Designers are gluttons for punishment, but advertising is a mistress that does not tire.

like

And copywriters are not gluttons for punishment? This feels like a really broad generalization of designers

Buy him lunch. Tell him to go home and sleep. And have a fresh start tomorrow. Take him for a walk. Get him water. And more water. Play soothing music. And tell him how much you appreciate him. If that doesn’t work- talk to your creative director and tell them you need support.

like

Go get black out drunk together.

Related Posts

Recommend good books on project mgmt! There are far too much books on leadership (how to inspire and develop people), but not so much on how to manage projects (timeline, stakeholders, risks, etc.)

like

Flying from client (chargeable project) to another city for BD work. Do you charge the project as part of round trip or BD? Scenario is home-> client -> BD -> home. Thanks!

like

An ad agency asked me come up with creative concepts for a campaign as a job interview writing test. They are willing to pay me but on a project basis rather than an hourly rate. I’m a junior writer, how much should I charge (I have no clue about freelance rates)?

like

Folks, I just got promoted and joined this group. How should I approach selling consulting services? I am delivering services and not had much success farming given the client environment. How can I start hunting? Any steps or tried-out resources I can leverage? Help out a fella trying to do his job better 🙏

like

On a project full of new hires like...

Post Photo
likefunny

Client keeps inviting me to meetings but not the EM or anyone else on the team (who needs the information in the meeting). Should I keep forwarding invites to him/her or just let them address it?

like

Found out today the slide master we use from the client was from the previous BCG team (we are implementation). Looked at the doc owner and the original doc owner from years back was McKinsey!

funnylike

Have you ever been rolled off a project suddenly? Should I be paranoid of a 4 rating or being laid off.

How is the wlb in ey considering Morgan Stanley as client? Skill set : Java and springboot .

like

My former firm lost a multimillion arb in a case I was handling prior to my departure. I recommended against trying the case, but still find myself oddly plagued with guilt for the client. Anyone experience something similar?

like

What’s your dream account/client?

like

Lots of us are skilled at delivery but most sales books seem to focus on the pitch and closing... What are your best resources for learning to develop and nurture strong, lasting client relationships?

like

Who pays for per diem, flights. Is it Client or the firm ?

like

If you’re on a local project in the burbs of your city would you opt to stay in a hotel 2-3 nights a week... or would you commute 1.5+ hours (one way) to/from home?

like

What are your opinions on having a website? I feel like it could go a long way me an identity. Is it necessary to have one right off the bat or did you wait until you had a solid client base first?

likehelpful

Any recommendations for software that manages client engagement and implementation info with reporting features?

like

Is it unprofessional to send my client the montero album

funnylike

New to KPMG- out of town at a client, how does claiming a per diem work? I've just been buying my meals with my corporate card

like

A colleague shared with me the presentation they have prepared for their promotion case. I worked with them on multiple projects during the year and I can clearly see that some of the claims on the deck are wild exaggeration or lies. For example, managed changes in scope for Project X including contract changes. Plot twist: there never was a change of scope for Project X and the contract is exactly the same. How can people be so dishonest? How far can you go before truth catching up?

likefunny

Can anyone shed some like on the National Tax department team and how one can join it? It seems like the NTD professionals in my office have it so well No busy season because it’s mostly project based

like

Additional Posts

Best zoom mishap stories?

like

if you can choose: 1. audit with definitely (know firsthand from a close friend) amazing company culture - mid market (overtime not encouraged, if you do need to do overtime you get hourly pay for it or can choose to exchange it as holiday, can potentially do secondment to FDD in the future but not guaranteed in terms of timeline 2. FDD with potentially shit company culture (partner scream at you for not rec ing excel sheets properly, sexist comments made - but all these info was from contd’

like

Recommend good books on project mgmt! There are far too much books on leadership (how to inspire and develop people), but not so much on how to manage projects (timeline, stakeholders, risks, etc.)

like

Does Deloitte’s MBA tuition assistance (GSAP) program extend to their advisory praxtice? I have an offer for Consultant (under advisory), but pay is only slightly better than current situation. Very interested in an MBA, so this would be a selling point, but external recruiter has no clue if it’s purely consulting or also advisory as well.

like

What are the general thoughts on automatic rebalancing of 401k? Good idea to maximize returns or better to pick some funds and stick to them?

like

Is a Staff Attorney position in biglaw worth it over Associate w smaller firm? Pay seems to be better but does “Staff Attorney” stain your resume if you try to lateral into Associate elsewhere

like

Can we make an exit opportunity matrix. Level in consulting + firm, by potential exit opportunity (include role type + salary)

like

East coast based- Planning to take time off with the family (2 kids) in Dec. would u recommend taking a cruise , going to Florida/ west coast, other options?

like

Best city for a single 28-year old? I keep seeing these in hopes I could take some advice from other people’s posts. I’m hoping to move within the next few years. I live in PNW and would prefer warmer weather and a larger city with diversity. Cost of living isn’t an issue - I’ll pay more to love where I live.

like

Supply chain 🐟 - does anyone give AF about the APICS CSCP certification?

like

Finally got my MBB offer ☺

like

Taking votes on vacation pick between Ibiza or Hawaii.

like

Looking for tennis lessons in NYC - hoping to do 45min-1hr lessons once a week on weekends. Any recommendations? (Beginner)

like

Compensation Inquiry. Base and Bonus. How much does an Account Relationship aaenior Director at a Big Four? Can anyone share where they are at?

like

Slalom manager or senior manager comp? I’m not sure if the levels, but looking for equivalent. Looking at strategy as well

like

I have an outlook folder named 'crap’ to auto route useless communications from certain people/ groups. That list is now 20+. I guess it’s time to create ‘crap 2’ for diversity

likesmart

Suggestions on resources (books, courses, etc) for improving the following? Effective communication Management and mentorship Working well with people with different working styles Negotiation

like

Flying from client (chargeable project) to another city for BD work. Do you charge the project as part of round trip or BD? Scenario is home-> client -> BD -> home. Thanks!

like

Any tricks to show your skype status as online when you're out taking a nap ? 😜

like

My pregnant wife's blood work came back indicating 1 in 250 chance of down syndrome. With out first it was 1 in 3000. We are freaking out. Has anyone been thru this what was your experience.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal