I was given that title — Creative Director — in my 3rd year at a company with 6 employees. For the next 6 years you could meet our entire design team with one handshake. I never had so much as an intern working under my direction.
The reality is that, while my title might have been a bit self-indulgent, my role was pretty typical for a small digital marketing company. There were no significant failures in the quality of work we produced, nor was it an issue of process. My failings had more to do with perspective. [Read more…] about Failing My First 6 Years as a Creative Director