PayScale: This is a fast-paced, creative position that is most
often found in large media organizations and advertising firms.
A person in this role will usually work closely with the Marketing
Director or other creative lead.(Millon: Passive–aggressive - Resentful. Deliberately inefficient. Vents anger
indirectly by undermining others’ goals.)
He or she will also work with clients, cultivating and
maintaining these important relationships.(Avoidant - Hesitant, anxious.
Plagued by constant performance anxiety. Feels alone and empty.)
Persons ion this role should be creative.(Narcissistic - Egotistical,
arrogant, insouciant. Sees self as entitled to special treatment.)
Exhibit a great attention to detail(Obsessive–compulsive
- Rigid. Sees self
as efficient and productive.)
Excel at managing and motivating team members. (Histrionic - Dramatic, seductive, shallow. Overreacts
to minor events.)
This role should be held by someone who can successfully manage
shifting priorities, tight deadlines and last minute requests.(Borderline - Unpredictable,
manipulative, unstable. Experiences rapidly fluctuating moods.)
This is a first shift, full time position and may require long
hours, particularly before a deadline.(Depressive - Discouraged.
Presents self as abandoned. Feels valueless and impotent.)
Picture at top is Chip Kidd’s desk at Knopf. The one at
bottom is Edwina Trout’s desk here in the MonkeyArtAwards executrix suite. And
yes, you smg-faced technodouches, that is a Quadra 605 with a 68040 upgrade.
I came across the following comment posted on this site Movie Posters Lack Variety These Days. It’s the regular world commenting on us. I have to agree it's true. At least I understand why. I think.
"Several years ago I turned down the high-paying opportunity to work in LA for a major film studio, art-directing "big sheet" posters for new movie products. I was convinced by an old college chum and pro in the LA film business that the culture was alien to a flatlander conservative married guy with kids, that "stars" and their agents have last say on what you do with their image, and the pace of the work allows no forgiveness in delivery schedules, even as the "stars" nix your ideas and you have to start over. Thus, this pastiche of posters represents what Hollywood considers SAFE and marketable. Welcome to the machine."
Goodness! What appears to be
a real dustup over art vs. commerce is merely another whiney art director laboring
under the delusion that America is just dying to see his brainchild, but that
wretched Philistine of a client is standing in the way of him and his
And where is this job
where no one nixes your ideas? And how much does it pay? And who says “nix” anymore for cryin’ out loud?!
Patrick Dillon, Seth Phillips Althoff, Brian Setzer, Peter Stark and Luke
Silver-Greenberg have created BOND,
a new entertainment-marketing agency.
uncertain how the fab five were able to show creative done at other agencies on
their site until we saw the disclaimer at the bottom:
shown on this website was created by Bond team members working at previous
companies, in collaboration with others. All artwork is shown only as an
example of past work.”
Not a bad idea to copy and paste that line next time some of you creative types jump ship and open up your own shop. And maybe tack on an additional waiver: "Data shown represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results."
“They’re pampered, privileged, indulged – part of the ‘cultural
elite.’ They spend all their time smoking pot and sipping absinthe. To use a
term that’s acquired currency lately, they’re entitled. And they’re not – after
all – real Americans.”
If you're content spending many quiet hours working on your art, consider pursuing a career as a graphic designer.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as a graphic designer you might create visual concepts to get your client's message across to their target audience. Part of the role might also include developing logos, illustrations, or websites with designs created by hand or with computer programs.
How is it ideal for quiet people? Are you a visual thinker who is more conversant in the world of shapes, patterns, and colors than in words? That can be an asset if you're aiming to be a graphic designer. If you experience the world first and foremost through your eyes, you can make everything you touch a lot more aesthetically pleasing as a graphic designer.