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Essential Career Tips To Help Up-And-Coming Creatives To Succeed In The Industry
By Azira Amran, 25 Jul 2016
Whether you’re just starting out in the creative industry or been around the block a couple of times, you’ll always be able to find some insight from another’s journey in the same field.
Digilante’s experienced creative director Adam Furness shares his advice for up-and-coming creatives on how to succeed in this industry. One important tip is to keep seeking inspiration.
By filling your life with new experiences and taking in as much positive influence as possible, you’re stimulating your creative juices and giving yourself much more material to draw new ideas from.
Design is all about taking inspiration from the world and turning it into something fresh, so creatives who focus exclusively on their own work without appreciating the original efforts of others are more likely to run into a stumbling block somewhere down the road.
Read some of Furness’s tips below and head over to his blog to discover the complete post.
Know your tools
This is a basic suggestion, but probably one of the more important ones to master when starting out in the business. Given the fact that you will need to prove yourself useful in your first few months of working, the first thing you need to do is to ensure that you’re technically proficient.
Your great ideas will come into play later–first, show that you have the skills required to make these ideas come to life.
Make your thinking set you apart
Put some thought into it. The next step after proving yourself technically proficient is to demonstrate your ability to answer the requirements of a brief in a simple and effective way through your designs.
Keep it simple
Don’t try to do too much. Keep this mantra in mind as you work with different clients and agencies that think otherwise.
This applies for pretty much every industry out there. Regardless of how talented you are, nobody will want to work with you if you’re a jerk to everyone you meet. Keep it professional.
Make the most of your opportunities
There will be multiple times in your career when the shit hits the fan. When that happens, don’t go to the nearest bar and moan about it to the bartender. Roll up your sleeves and help to fix the problem. At the very least, you’d have learned a little more about crisis management and how to keep it cool when things go wrong. Best-case scenario, you’ll be the hero who saved the day.
Read more tips from Furness here.
[via Adam Furness, image via Shutterstock]
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