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.

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?

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

Ties That Bind: 4 Quick Creative Team-Building Exercises

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...