Here's a humble look into the world of working culture in the creative world... It's not perfect, but it's human.

Views are my own and published every week - mid week-ish, with far too many commas and of course some language... just because.

On another note... I'm taking a few weeks off here as June is the mother of all that is busy. I'll be back, up and running in no time.

The Tale of Two Paths

There’s that type of worker (designer, developer, manager, coordinator… whatever) that rises to the level of supreme advisor. They take a clients need and visualize it with a heavy dose of science, business, brand and design sense. Their calm demeanour and confidence in their work is inspiring. Then there’s the worker that takes it as far as they have to - and no further. They seem to hit a wall…

That wall comes with frustration in how others view their expertise. They feel like they don’t get the respect they deserve and it tends to breed animosity to sales teams, managers and even clients. “Why can’t they see that I could do more!”. We’ve all been both at one time or another.

Whats’ the difference? How can some make the transition and others struggle?

I’ve seen people do it. They simply decide to change. It’s hard. You have to have a point of view, be well read, practice confidence and remove ego. You’ve got to do the hard work and you have to love doing it. You have to advise, imagine, create, destroy, create again, adjust, plow through obstacles, gather input, smooth out the fine edges, find the gaps and be fun to work with.

Oh that’s all?

Yea, that’s it. It’s not easy. Soon others around you start to treat you differently. They ask for you by name. But can you be happy with the alternative?