Throughout the past year and a half in the industry, I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by insightful creative leaders and thinkers. This week I went around with pieces of bright orange paper and asked them to spend just a few minutes writing down some bits of advice for junior-level creatives.
Don’t fall in love with your first idea. Keep thinking, writing, drawing, as long as it takes to get a solid idea. — Alex Manosalvas
Find a mentor, a wonderfully-imperfect, talented, generous person who sees you as an equal, not as a competitor. Someone who gets as inspired by you as you by them. — Rebecca Molinar
Don’t start the design/concepting process at your computer. Pick up a book, go outside, or draw in your notebook. — Lauren Barry
Think of any assignment you are put on as a potential book piece. Treat it as such and see where that takes you. — Alex Manosalvas
Don’t be an asshole. And stand up to those who are. — Rebecca Molinar
Don’t be afraid to share your ideas. Even if you think they’re silly. Sometimes your half backed ideas can spark a huge idea. — Lauren Barry