One year after the inaugural Great Resume Debate, combatants Andy Shearer of adidas and Rick Watson of Citizen returned, this year joined by fellow creative recruiter Moira Losch of Swift, united in their dedication to rid the world of crappy resumes, and help get you the job you’ve always wanted.
Mathys+Potestio, a pioneer in creative staffing, continues growth by opening Los Angeles office.
It’s true, you should learn to code. These days, programming is as fundamental as reading, writing and arithmetic. Wrap your head around syntax and a whole new world opens up to you.
A few weeks ago, I came across a post on Twitter from this dear community’s wrangler, Nick Mendez. As usual, he spoke softly and carried a big GIF.
We’ve all been there–you toil away for hours on a campaign, dreams dashed and Frappuccinos® downed, when you finally present the job only to have some lavender-haired art director inform you that she spent her summer at a local zine and would have no problem just “slapping in some copy” herself. Or a copywriter, earnestly pushing up his Warby Parkers, informs you that he’s “pretty proficient at InDesign” and could just whip something up real quick.
Without doubt, this is the most exciting time in the history of advertising. The digital age has greatly increased the potential for creative innovation, but the digital revolution has also brought a new complexity to what we do.
Crystal Beasley was a product designer at Mozilla when she decided to take a sabbatical in Cambodia. Her exposure to the lives of the country’s garment workers got her thinking about smarter apparel–not only how to manufacture clothes more ethically, but how to improve the frustrating process of finding something that fits.
Since its earliest days, the internet has been a safe haven for jerks. Anonymous, hate-spouting and troll-faced jerks. Nevermind that it’s completely revolutionized commerce, global communication and self expression—you can’t hear any of that over the jerks’ incessant shouting.
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Austin is a place with a good rep. Sitcom characters have started moving here regularly. Companies are building offices in Austin so they can attend music festivals and call them “work outings.” The world-famous Alamo Drafthouse cinema is here. The Austin City Limits music festival is here. A new identity is here, for both people and the city itself.
n March 18th, we gathered at Downstream in Portland to learn more about the evolving career path of an interactive designer. With a billion new smartphones shipping every year, and the demand for app and web experiences growing exponentially, the field has never been more demanding.
It’s important for a website to be fast. This makes sense intuitively, but there’s a whole host of research explaining why site speed is critical from a usability and profitability standpoint as well.
Not every creative gets the luxury of designing or writing to their own demographic. As an oddball female who hates shopping, I don’t even fit the demo I’m in. That’s why survey people run from me at the mall.
Jacki Sturkie is a copywriter, brand strategist and comedian in Portland, OR. She’s built her career, in large part, by staring adversity in its ugly face and laughing.
Erik Horn, Executive Creative Director and Principal at Arts+Labor, sat down with me to share some advice on how to break into the creative industry in Austin.
During one of my first job interviews in Austin, I was asked, “tell me something unique about yourself.” I responded, “I’m from California!” My interviewer shook his head and replied, “everyone is from California…”