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Advertising or graphic design? Which career should I choose?

I discovered IHAVEANIDEA about a year and a half ago and I adore the site. I have been studying for the past two years for my diploma in fine arts and I am now a first year design student at OCAD. It was actually this site that helped me decided to attend OCAD. I am registered to major in advertising …

I’m not confident enough to enter the “real world” —HELP!

Every “professional graphic designer” I’ve met has done nothing but intimidate me. I know grades are nothing in the industry, but I am one of the top students in my school. my instructors admire my work and have been posted around the school. But yet I’m not too confident about graduating this June and facing reality and competing against the …

What’s the weirdest book on your shelf?

If I saw your bookshelf, what would be the weirdest book I would find?
I got to the question today, first, so I’ll give you my answer. The weirdest book was the Ted Nancy book—the compilation of letters written to hotels asking bizarre questions about peculiar guest needs, and the real response letters. But someone “borrowed” it (and I “borrowed” it …


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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