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...
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?
Need help to fill the shoes of a team member on leave or to fix a computer problem outside the scope of your internal IT department? Follow these tips to find outside creative and technical talent to support your in-house team.
These 5 tips from the creative group will help you keep your design team fresh, focused and happy.
In the realm of design project management tools, a new player has entered the field, promising to make your tasks flow smoother than ever.
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
Here, Andy Epstein, author of "The Corporate Creative," offers a tongue-in-cheek list of ways to get fired in the hopes that you'll not try them.
Working in-house, you’re charged with serving up the same messages to the same audience using the same ingredients. These 7 design tips will help you cook up something fresh.
Mixing business with pleasure can be a tricky task. But, if done right, it can strengthen the ties that bind your creative team. In a recent survey by The Creative Group, 400 U.S. advertising and marketing executives were asked to share the most unusual team-building activity they’ve ever participated in. Some of the wackier...
Cleaning isn’t just for spring. Tidying your team’s processes and structure will help you not only prove your worth, but also allow you—and your team—to excel creatively.