In-House Design: Careers & Advice

Find tips specifically for the unique challenges faced by in-house designers working for creative departments within corporations, organizations, businesses and educational institutions. If you work in-house, you may sometimes feel a bit out of place in corporate environments or in settings where you are the lone designer on staff. Get advice from in-house experts and learn how to navigate the corporate waters and maintain your creativity and design inspiration along the way. Plus, find tips for communicating the value of design to decision-makers.

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5 Tips for Acing a Panel Interview

A normal job interview is stressful enough. Now imagine pitching yourself to several art directors, marketing managers and graphic designers in a panel interview setting. Nervous? According to a survey by The Creative Group, a majority of executives (86 percent) said one-on-one interviews are the most effective. But panel interviews ranked second – ahead...

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5 Steps for Managing Creative Feedback

Managing feedback is one of the most challenging part of a creative’s workload. The egos, the subjective “I just don’t like it” comments, the vague requests for something “different”—it can leave your head swimming and your relationship with your boss or client in a tenuous spot. How can you avoid this potentially toxic situation?

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Design Preppers

If there’s one thing in-house managers know, it’s that change is constant. Be prepared to protect your staff & produce great work in spite of the inevitable