04 2 / 2014

creativemornings:

"You should start projects because you feel like you are going to either explode, or vomit, or both. You’ve gotta have that kind of burning desire in your stomach to do it."  — Kate Bingaman Burt
 

creativemornings:

"You should start projects because you feel like you are going to either explode, or vomit, or both. You’ve gotta have that kind of burning desire in your stomach to do it."
— Kate Bingaman Burt

 

03 2 / 2014

True. 

True. 

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11 1 / 2014

Creatives: True or false? Leave a comment below. 

Creatives: True or false? Leave a comment below. 

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07 10 / 2013

The desire to create…

The desire to create…

06 3 / 2013

Be willing to work for work. 

Be willing to work for work. 

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18 2 / 2013

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13 2 / 2013

Paperman is one of the BEST short films I have ever seen. It’s proof that a simple concept is often the most effective. Simply beautiful. 

05 2 / 2013

Love your Mentor

It’s tough starting out in this business. It’s competitive, it’s mentally exhausting and it can be a financial struggle. The process can be so difficult that it might be more than you can handle. But often times, the greater the hardship you face -  the greater the reward is. And that’s where a mentor comes in.

A mentor is one of the most valuable people you are ever going to meet in your whole life. EVER. So listen up: 

Always give your mentor the utmost respect

Imagine your advertising career as if you were walking on a tight rope 100 feet in the air - for the first time. Scary right? Well your mentor is the meshy net that’s underneath you. He or she is your lifesaver. They will keep you from falling. And plummeting to the ground.

They are the ones who will show you the ropes and who will keep you walking in the right direction. 

If you’re on the lookout for a mentor, or have one in your midst right now - here are 5 reasons why you’d be lucky to have one and why they deserve your admiration.

#1. They give you your shot. This is what you’ve been WAITING for! This person is actually giving you a chance. Without them, you are an advertising hopeful waiting to get your foot in the door. 

#2: They believe in you. They are giving you a chance because they think you could have potential. And there’s no greater feeling than having someone see the passion that’s inside you and the greatness that is just waiting to get out. 

#3: They give you the freedom to grow. Mentors determine your learning curve. They give you challenges that they feel you can handle, when you’re ready. It’s a kind of guidance that gives you enough room to enhance your creativity, without overstepping either of your comfort levels.

#4: They give you their knowledge. When you get a mentor, you also get their years experience and knowledge. They pass on nuggets of information that they’ve learned along the way. And if you’re smart, you’ll take them with you.

#5: They give you experience. The only way you’re going to know if you can do a task is if you try it. Mentors let you try things. They watch you move along as you either fail or succeed. Expect to learn lessons in either outcome.

Another thing to point out is that mentors don’t owe you a single thing. They are helping you out of the kindess of their hearts. So appreciate them and be grateful.

To this day, I am extremely grateful for my mentor. She is one of the most talented creative people I know and I am so lucky to have learned from her. She gave me my start and for that I give her my never-ending thanks.  

 

10 1 / 2013

07 1 / 2013

creativesomething:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol.

With anything there are a lot of options – you could choose to stay in bed for an extra ten minutes tomorrow morning, or get up ten minutes early and make a better breakfast. The artist…