Which career direction would make one more money - design or advertising?

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You’ll lose your life in both of em so I wouldn’t worry about money lol

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Design, easily, as long as you're not working at a traditional creative agency.

If you're working for a consultancy or a well-placed in-house unit or at a tech firm, design (especially UX/Strategic, not graphic) goes far.

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Advertising has a higher ceiling.

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Advertizing will make you more money but take years off your life. Design will be slower paced and make you good money but not at much as advertising. But to be honest, don't go into either for quick money. You won't make it until way later.

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Absolute tortoise and hare situation. Money in these fields depend on how much you work, how lucky you are, how much of a work life balance you want etc.

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Advertising makes a higher salary but you’ll age out in your 40s, so consider that in your calculations of who winds up with more money.

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Both. Conceptual folks who also have strong design skills are really hard to find in my experience.

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People who can come up with big ideas. If you have the imagination to create a platform and then tactically bring it to life, that’s huge. Many of the ad school grads can’t design, animate or edit very well despite being trained conceptually. As budgets squeeze, handoffs need to be reduced.

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Advertising. Also consider what Jr AD 1 said. It can be a bit soul crushing. 80 weeks for years of your life. Work never ends, it just becomes a part of you. I was making good money by 27, I think ~150k, but I got there by giving up my self identity and I stayed there by doing the same. Now I’m close to 40 and it is hard to get a job.

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“Giving up my self identity” Damn that sounds rough :/ is there anything you’d do differently? I think I’m following the same path but I’m hesitant/considering opting into a different department (production? Idk) because I agree, it is soul crushing to work off creativity

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Your question is very difficult to answer. I think the money potential in both of these career areas depends on so many factors- - i.e. your experience, specialties, environment (agency owner/partner, freelance, employee) and the type of clientele you are working with. I would also say a big factor in monetary potential in either advertising or design is how well you brand, market and position yourself to your clients. Even though you are talking about creative service careers, in addition to possessing great skills and talent, your income potential would probably be more aligned with your passion and commitment to the chosen field you eventually feel suits you best. Best of luck in your career journey.

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