Tag Archives: corporate environment

[HOWLive Podcast] Are you prepared? with Dana Manciagli

We’re kicking off the official Speaker Podcast series for HOW Design Live 2014 with Dana Manciagli, whose session on Thursday, May 15, 2014, “Behind the Corporate Curtain,” is part of the Creative Freelancer Business Conference line-up. In this lively interview with CFBC host and founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, Ilise Benun, Dana gives a taste of...

Lunch with Jackie Schaffer, Wife, Mother and the BOSS!

Lunch with Jackie Schaffer, Wife, Mother and the BOSS! By Ed Roberts I’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with and work for some truly dynamic women in the design and advertising industry—none more brilliant than those who choose to work within corporate in-house teams. Even on this very blog, I get to collaborate...

The Power of 3

For many years now I’ve been fascinated by the number 3 and how it seems to have an important and powerful place in our culture—at times even magical. Think about it—the Holy Trinity; Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; The 3 Little Pigs; 3 Little Kittens; Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod; 3 Men in a Tub;...

Close Encounters of the In-House Kind

Life is all about relationships. With your parents, kids, spouse, significant other, boss, co-workers. And if you manage them well, hopefully you’ll keep “therapist” off the list. As an in-house creative, one of the most important relationships you’ll have is with your internal clients—your stakeholders. You know, those people down the hall, up a...

If You Can Swing It, Hire an Intern This Summer

By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group   Breaking into the design industry can be challenging – particularly for recent graduates with no relevant work experience. And landing an internship doesn’t appear to be much easier: Nearly six in 10 (58 percent) advertising and marketing executives surveyed by The Creative Group said...

Wherever You Work, Make it Feel Like Home

By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group When I’m not travelling for business, you can find me at my office in Westlake Village, Calif., during the workweek. It’s my home away from home. And like most in-house professionals, I spend 9+ hours at my desk (or at least within the building’s walls)....

What Drives Similarities in Creative Groups?

What Drives Similarities in Creative Groups? By Jackie Schaffer   Creative leaders often ask Cella “how are others in my industry doing this?” And while there are certainly opportunities to learn from other creative teams within your industry, it’s not always the best common denominator to use as a source of comparison. For example,...

Take Back Your Lunch Break

By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group Think back to the last work week. How many of those days did you actually get outside the office (or even away from your desk) for your lunch break? I’m betting that if you’re like many in-house professionals, you spent most days scarfing down a...

Dear In-House Diva…

Dear In-House Diva, I work in-house as a designer for a very well-known financial institution. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I was thinking about dying my hair and painting my fingernails PMS 186 Red. Because our organization is very conservative I do have some concerns, and I’m not sure if this type of fashion...