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Advertising AD vs. graphic design AD

I hope you can help me. I am a 31 year old full-time student at FIDM in Los Angeles and I’m trying to figure out if I should change my major, which as of now is Visual Communications. I have some questions and was referred to you by Jean Coyne from Communication Arts. So …

Keeping abreast of job opportunities from afar

I’m a Graphic Designer from Glasgow, Scotland thinking of moving to Toronto.
I have 4 years experience working in print and advertising with a wee bit of multimedia.
I was wondering what kind of salary to expect with my experience and what would be the best way of keeping track of the jobs availabel in …

What do I show a CD when he asks to see “more”?

A CD said they liked my book and they want to see more. I have more stuff, but it isn’t my best stuff, or else I would have put it in my book. By the same token, I don’t like saving any good stuff for when the CD asks to see more …

How can I get face time with CDs to review my work?

I’m a copywriter who has just moved to Toronto. I’m basically from Bombay and I’ve also done a short stint in Dubai. I’m looking to have my copybook reviewed by creative directors in Toronto. What is the best way to go about it?
Most CDs ask to leave the copybook behind. However, I prefer …

CDs think I want a job; I just want to talk (for now)

I am 2nd year creative student that has some concerns about which art direction path I would like to follow.
A professor that I have great admiration for suggested speaking with industry people.
That’s a great idea, but Art Directors and Creative Directors can smell a student a mile away. They get our scent and right …

Looking for a headhunter with a global reach

I’m looking for a creative headhunter that can place me globally…perhaps the USA. Any Suggestions? I discovered the site you listed as Black Bag, however they seem to represent only Canada.
Not a while lot of those around. The only one we could find that seemed to help ad people find work …

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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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