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Career Cues are brought to you by The Creative Group as part of INitiative, a program delivering inspiration, advice and insights to help in-house design teams thrive.
In-house designers should certainly make themselves at home
at the office, but they might want to avoid taking that liberty to an extreme.
In a recent survey
by The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives were asked to
describe the strangest or most surprising item they’ve seen in an employee’s
workspace. They saw everything from farm animals to tree frogs, lava lamps to
tombstones and mermaids to paper dolls. But how far is too far when it comes to
decorating your desk or office walls? These four tips can
help ensure your work area is inspiring without causing office mates to
question your professionalism.
Does your office have an “anything goes” attitude when it
comes to office decor? We want to see what greets you every morning when you
arrive at work! Snap a picture and post it to The Creative Group’s Facebook
page and share the inspiration. Click
here to see what other creatives have shared so far.
If your company is feeling an economic pinch, it can
actually be a good time to exercise your creative muscles and help your
organization gain a competitive edge by trying something new. Get 20 creative
and fun ways to get the brainstorming ball rolling in our guide, Creativity on a
networking and business discussions are happening online rather than
face-to-face these days, which means anything you say or do can be easily documented and shared. In our free booklet, Business Etiquette—The New Rules in a Digital Age, you’ll find tips for managing your
online presence in a way that helps you build, not burn, your professional
Think you should be making more for your efforts? Find out what your skills are worth in the TCG 2013 Salary Guide containing average starting salaries for more than 100 design and production, interactive, advertising and marketing, and public relations positions. Visit TCG’s Salary Center to use our online salary calculator to compute local salaries.
The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of highly
skilled interactive, design and marketing professionals with a variety of firms
on a project and full-time basis. More information, including online
job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG’s award-winning career magazine,
can be found at creativegroup.com.
AIGA members have opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on
pressing career questions, hear insights from industry leaders and learn
how to manage more effectively. Find out more about exclusive webinars, workshops, certificate courses and conferences
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professional development, continuing education
AIGA Design Jobs is an exclusive job board for AIGA members only.
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Pulsate: Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent
November 29, 2013
What's it like to work at @facebook? Brian Singer (manager, communication design) interviews himself: http://t.co/cR6ye0IoAO #AIGAINitiative
19 hours ago
CreativeGroup (The Creative Group)
5 reasons why in-house designers are well-positioned to effect change via @AIGAdesign @pkrgrey #AIGAINitiative
22 hours ago
Keep Off the Grass
Volume Inc., San Francisco
Art ManagerColonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VirginiaNovember 21 2013
Substance of Things Not Seen
frog design, inc.