I'm a Creative Director, working in the advertising and design industries for over 15 years.
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You're Missing Out on 90% of the Jobs

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One Networking Technique That My Parents Would Hate

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4 Portfolio Mistakes I'm Getting Tired of Seeing

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How to Stay in Control While Helplessly Job Hunting

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What Got You Here, Won't Get You There

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Digital and Social Have Created the Golden Age of Creative

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I Got Promoted to Creative Director and Instantly Became an Asshole

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Can You Write 100 Headlines? 1000?

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Creative Agencies vs. Consulting Agencies

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Everyone’s Afraid of Data, But It’s Just Like Pizza

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If Working With Your Partner Sucks, It Might Be Your Fault

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The Differences Between Art Directors and Graphic Designers

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Designing an Ad, for Non-Designers

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Cambridge Analytica Was Really Bad, But Really Good at Using Facebook's Data

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I Challenge You to Create an Ad a Day

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We Don't Really Need So Many Creative Levels, But Here They Are

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Today's Agencies Want Sharp Pencils, Not a Box of Crayons

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Creatives Are Giving Advertising the Hug of Death

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Get Me for 15 Minutes, Without Buying Me Coffee

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Why It's Good That Google is Blocking Ads

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6 Interview Tips You Can Do Before You Throw Up

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Why Your Path to a Big Agency Might Be Through a Small One

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I Reviewed 150 Portfolios in a Day and These Are the 7 Things They Did Wrong

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You Don't Like Sneaky Ads, So Facebook Is Blocking Them

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Welcome to Advertising, Where Faking a Successful Campaign is Super Easy

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Everyone Quit My Agency, and It Was the Greatest Thing for My Career

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It's Fake News That Snapchat Is Fighting Fake News

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You Might Have an Idea, but Do You Have an Insight?

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The Unofficial List of What Terrifies Most Creative Directors

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Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Creative Inspiration

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Why We Need to Be Romantic About Creative, Not Nostalgic

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Amazon's Next Step to World Domination Should Be Pinterest

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Charge More, Because Every Creative is Undercharging for Their Freelance Time

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Being First in the Creative World Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

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"I Thought Of Uber Years Ago" and Why Ideas Alone Are Worthless

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How to Tell if Your Strength is Turning Into Your Weakness

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You Can Half-Ass a Bunch of Things or Full-Ass One Specialty

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Making a Great Ad is Like Telling a Good Joke

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Why Creatives Can't Just Be Creative

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That Time I Was Almost Called a Xennial

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Bye-Bye, Influencer Marketing. Facebook Killed You...

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Gary Vee is Right. Patience is the Only Shortcut to Curing Failure.

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What Will Really Get You Hired After an Internship

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You Know You’ve Used These Ad Cliches

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Not Everybody Will Like Your Idea and That’s a Good Thing

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David Bowie or Jennifer Connelly? How "Labyrinth" is Exactly Like an Ad Agency.

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Being an ACD Is the Worst Creative Position There Is

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Make Great Creative, Not Award-Winning Creative

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Why Annual Reviews Make Me Feel Like an Asshole

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TV is Glamorous, but Mobile is the Screen that Matters

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Do You Even Deserve a Promotion?

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Asking for a Raise and Negotiating Salary Is the Worst

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Ad Schools Are Failing the Industry and Their Students

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Be a Decent Human and Your Boss Will Fight For You

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Why the 3-Year-Itch Will Make You Quit

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4 Secrets to Getting Hired at an Ad Agency

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How to Choose Between Freelance or Full-Time Creative

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The Unspoken Biases Every Ad Agency Shares

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I Cut Off My Fingertips in the Name of Advertising

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Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Creative Portfolio

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This Copywriter Wrote Over 300 Headlines and Her Creative Director Said None Were the Best