Name something you wish you knew before entering the creative industry that you know now?
Give one bit of advice for someone wanting to get into a similar role?
With only 26 letters, you still never know what’s going to be on that page when you’re done with it.
Name one thing you didn’t know about your job/discipline before you did it as a full-time job?
Find your own voice in your own distinct way, everything else will work itself into a methodology that's unique to noone else but you.
I didn't know that i could be so many things at once, i teach dance, i find talent, i connect talent i put on my own events. That in itself was a new way of working for me.
That loads of people don't know what they're doing and even very successful people have imposter syndrome.
That you absolutely don't need to pressure yourself to work with certain people or aesthetics just because they're seen as successful, good or trendy. It's important to be true to yourself and have a good rapport with the people you have in your team. A supportive environment helps everyone to flourish which makes for better work.
That personal work gets way more love than branded briefs. I started building my portfolio by experimenting and creative self-initiated projects that got noticed but I was sure I couldn't get anywhere without familiar brands in my reel. As time passed I realised that clients and agencies are always in a look for something new and different, they don't care much for what X agency did for Y brand... People get excited about things they haven't seen before and being free with experimentation and your own creativity gets you places!
Be open-minded - There is no one solution to a problem. If you are open to other people's ideas and questions you'll find the most creative ways to respond to a brief/ question/ problem.