Creative Directors offer 10 Tips to Getting Hired in the Creative Industry
03/05/13


10 Creative Directors offer 10 Tips to Getting Hired in the Creative Industry

1. “The work in your portfolio has to be good, and the dedication has to show.” Diego Casco RGD, Director at Clark Huot, Toronto


2. Learn as much about an agency as possible before going in.” Will Hum RGD, Clear Space


3. “Two questions you should be able to answer without hesitation – What are you passionate about? and how will you contribute to the team? Marko Zonta RGD, Zync Communications


4. “It’s essential that I understand how you think about a problem and develop a solution. There must be depth and substance behind your designs.”Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Blok Design


5. “This is an industry where if you stand still, you’ll be left behind. Be driven to constantly learn and improve.” Tim Smith RGD, The PIxel Shop


6. “Leverage your strong visual and communication skills to all things digital.” Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Shikatani Lacroix


7. “Be receptive to feedback and learn from it.” Philip Yan RGD, GenesisXD Inc.


8. “Be involved in the industry. Go to events; talk to speakers; hand out cards; keep in touch.” Barry Quinn RGD, Juniper Park


9. “Love what you do. Could your work be better? Always, but be proud of what you’ve done.” Karen Satok RGD, Sputnik Design


10. “Understand your strengths and focus on them. Be ready to sell them to potential employers.” Cathy Ledden RGD, Ledden Design