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Junior job hunting in the Big Apple


I recently graduated as an Art Director from the Savannah College of Art & Design from the Advertising Design program and I just moved to New York City. I’ve been trying to find a job as a Jr. Art Director or Jr. Designer, but things don’t seem to move very much and most agencies are not hiring right now. I’m from Mexico City and I need to get a job within the next 3 months, otherwise I get kicked out of the country. My question is: is there any agency or any place in NYC that you think might be hiring Jr. people? or Where do you recommend that I look for something?

intro Junior job hunting in the Big AppleIt’s a tough time right now in our industry. At the best of times it’s tough to break in to the business. Hate to sound like self promoters but we suggest you order Pick Me from Amazon.com, a whole book about how to get the job. We don’t know of any NY ad agency or design shop that’s specifically hiring juniors right now. There is a new place that’s ALL juniors in London–not that it’s helping you in New York, but nice to think it would catch on. Check out http://www.creativeorchestra.com.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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