1 month into it. What have I got?
Scared shitless. Every day wondering if I’m doing the right thing. Everyday wondering if the stuff that comes out of the studio is what we represent.
Learned that I’m design blind.
Learned that I recognize if it sends the right message or not.
Learned that there are language barriers between a Designer, Copywriter, Creative Director and Project Manager.
Learned that there is also a flow of communication so the message can be clearer between everyone.
Learned that Designers appreciate being appreciated, just like everybody else.
Learned that listening is better than
Learned that asking questions can be a form of direction.
Learned that great designers don’t need to be directed, they work as a team willingly.
Learned that there is a difference between Art Directors and Creative Directors (if this seems apparent, it doesn’t to someone from a Copywriter’s role who has never worked with Art Directors before).
Learned that everyone is still learning.
Learned that I should give myself a bit of time.
Learned to stop asking how I’m doing from my colleagues.
Learned (more like telling myself) to stop obsessing about what I can’t do, or how it used to be done, or if I can live up to it.
Need to learn to find my own creative direction.