Like my move from the U.K., moving from an agency to in-house I saw many similarities and also the differences. Some of these differences were obvious advantages for a designer while some presented a challenge and were filed under “Opportunities for Personal Growth." What follows are 5 of my observations.
Is your creativity waning? Neil Brown explores 6 ways you can easily spark new ideas.
One of the most challenging things I dealt with while working in-house was keeping my ideas fresh. To counter staleness, I created several strategies to jump-start my creativity. I hope the following suggestions inspire your generation of fresh, original ideas. —Shannon Stull Carrus Learn by Example If you have a short amount of time...
In-house designers and managers can learn new skills and grow their creative careers by joining organizations like the In-House Agency Forum and attending the InHouse Management Conference.
Like PowerPoint, office politics are not something usually discussed at design school, but they are a powerful tool and, when used wisely, can bring about great results for our careers, our team’s success and for the company as whole.
The problem with project-management is that many organizations do not have a plan in place for who is going to bear the weight of keeping the team on track. Without accountability, the responsibility is often not appropriately handled or worse yet, ignored, which opens the door for more complex problems.
At the 2013 InHOWse Managers Conference, keynote speaker Sam Harrison encouraged attendees to approach their work with courage, commitment and community.
Companies invest in strategic communication initiatives for their customers and investors. They should put the effort in designing internal communications.
Whether you’re currently working in-house, or pursuing a corporate gig, these trends are likely to impact your career.
Corporate creatives are becoming a booming segment of the design community as more companies build a strong internal creative team. Working for these entities can have some serious perks that may contribute to a solid work/life balance.