Ad agency founder Jim Copacino has some strong opinions and sage advice for graduates seeking their first job in advertising.
The pros and cons of a graphic design degree and the importance of continuing learning in a fast-paced industry.
A candidate-driven marketplace means good news for designers looking for a job, a salary increase, or to otherwise enhance a career.
There’s an age old saying that “the cobbler’s children have no shoes.” As a designer, don’t be the last to benefit from your own skills.
Breaking up is hard to do. But sometimes it’s the right thing all around says studio owner and creative director Laura Wallace.
Bejan Douraghy discusses the importance of highlighting your proficiency in software and design skills on your resume and job application.
Don’t be afraid to trim your services and get back to what “you’re amazing at,” says Laura Wallace of Worx graphic design and branding firm. “Your team and your clients will all benefit equally.“
The Creative Group Salary Guide 2017 features the latest hiring trends and data on what your design skills are really worth.
Deborah Holstein of Hightail discusses the heartbreak of Creative Feedback Delay and prescribes some solutions.
According to Donna Domeyer of The Creative Group, reverse mentoring can shake up the status quo, jump-start innovation and make the most of an organization’s emerging new talent.
Kim Knoll of Knoed design and branding studio with thoughts on how to get away from agency work, and attract small business and startup clients of your own.
Dealing with difficult clients is a big challenge creative teams face. To help, The Creative Group asked marketing executives to share the strangest request along with tips for managing awkward or impossible demands.
Michael Connors, VP of Creative at Hornall Anderson, says the best work comes when clients give creatives the space to find solutions.
Here are several strategies for indie creatives to acclimate quickly to new workplaces and make strong lasting impressions.
The Creative Group sees salaries rising for creative professionals, including UX specialists, in 2016.
Advertising and marketing executives said they anticipate adding staff in the second half of 2015, up nine percent from one year ago.
It’s the start of a new year, and that means a surge in trendspotting. When it comes to careers and job placement, nobody does this better than The Creative Group. What do they see in the crystal ball form the interactive, design and marketing fields? The creative industry should see more hiring activity in the […]
In the GDUSA May Enewsletter, I acknowledged that I am a habitual and compulsive overworker. It may be too late for me, but surely it is not for you. The specific issue that triggered by comment was weekend work, but it fits into the much large context of trying to keep a balance in your […]
I have worked most weekends of my life. Sometimes it is motivated by practicality, and sometimes driven by sheer habit and compulsion. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the two but there it is — weekends in the office are my default position. Perhaps for this reason, I was drawn this week to a set of career […]
We’ve all had moments of frustration at work – some leading to hastily crafted emails or thoughtless tweets. The Creative Group has some online etiquette tips that can save you, your product or company from disaster. As the creative staffing agency notes, one flip comment in today’s digital world can go viral, quickly damaging a […]
According to a recent survey by TCG, one-third of advertising and marketing executives said the percentage of creative staff working remotely is higher than three years ago. If you telecommute, consider these five productivity tips: 1. Start strong. Get ready for the day as if you were heading to the office (i.e., shower, get dressed, eat breakfast). […]