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Should a team’s books have work we’ve done with other partners?

My writer and I are planning to go up to NYC to interview as a team.
My question is, do we show stuff we just worked on as a team together, or do we show our individual books with other partner’s works inside?
Show it all—work done separately and together. And only work done to a consistently high standard—don’t include more stuff …

My new partner picks me and my work to shreds

Hi Jancy,
I work at a great mid-sized agency in the States. I graduated from the top ad school close by. I consider myself a pretty laid back kinda guy and very detailed-driven art director. I’ve been paired up with a copywriter who has a tad bit more experience than me. Nice guy but always nitpicks as if he is a …

My new AD partner isn’t carrying her weight

I have a two part question for you guys.
I’ve been at an agency for four years ad I have a problem concerning my new art director. In our eight months of working together, she hasn’t contributed to our assignments very much at all. I honestly do about 90% of the conceptual work and 90% of the selling and the frustration …

I deserve a raise. My partner, not so much

I’m a junior art director who’s approaching the one year mark at a massive hot shop in New York. My partner and I previously had won a few global student awards and have already produced a few great campaigns over the last year. Everyone likes us and we always seem to get the good assignments. But, it’s New York City …

Splitting with a good partner to switch cities

I’m an art director who’s been in the industry for a few years now. In that time I’ve been partnered with my fair share of writers. Some good, some not so good.
Now, I think I’ve finally found ‘the one’. We’ve been partnered for a couple of years and we still get along great. Everyone …

My partner has zero initiative

I’ve been in the industry for a bit under a year and things are going pretty well. I’ve got a few big clients to work on and I’m learning a lot.
I’ve only spoken about myself so far which is the problem I’m facing. Whenever it comes to taking the initiative to be proactive, or …


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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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