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Following up with CDs I’ve met

I stay in touch with all the CDs and other creatives I’ve met with and send them email updates of my portfolio as I get new work. My questions are:
How often should one send an update?
How much new work should you have each time?
Should one only send the new work each time or your complete book …

Moving from post-production to creative

Hi, I am from India. I have 7 years work experience in design, 3d-2d animation and post production in documentary films. My main question is I want to move into the advertising field. I met CD’s at JWT and O| AMP|M; they told me that it’s difficult to move into advertising with my …

Choosing between Toronto internships

I’m a recent art direction graduate who was fortunate enough to get offered two different internships: Lowe Roche and Bos (Toronto). I’m finding the decision-making process quite difficult, as they both seem to offer great opportunities, and to my innocnent mind it all sounds great. Is there anything you could inform me …

Illustrator wants to become graphic designer

I am 27 and already have a BFA in illustration. In the 5 years I have graduated I haven’t been able to make the ball get rolling on illustration jobs. I have been thinking of going back to school to get a second BFA in graphic design. I have friends who are working graphic …

Greek CD wants to become North American CW

I started working as a copywriter in Greece in 1999. I’m now 28 and have worked for Ogilvy, Mccann and Saatchi in Athens and I’m currently an associate creative director in Leo Burnett Athens. What are my chances of going international? Would I stand any chances as a copywriter in Canada or …

The future state of copywriting

I have a family friend who used to be the executive director of one of the branches of a worldwide agency. He has worked in the advertising business for a long time.
I asked if he had any career advice for an aspiring copywriter like myself. What he told me scared the bejeebus …

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About Jancy

'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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