“I had a great bit of advice early on from a guy which is very blunt: ‘Do what I ask and then do what you want to do; do both and you’ll do well.’ I thought it was interesting, a really good bit of advice. At the end of the day, someone’s asking you to do something, they have more information, nail that. Then, if you have a better idea, bring that to the table. Always do both if you can, and the good people usually do. They usually say, ‘I’ve looked at that and also think we could extend it here.’ Very simple, straightforward.”
Quoted from How to get a job in design, on The Drum.
Cap Watkins talks about the switch from designer to manager. Antonio Carusone tweeted, “I did the opposite and I love it. Managing for the most part stinks. Getting back to being hands on is so much more rewarding.” I’ve not managed designers, but I can imagine agreeing with Antonio.
“Your social media strategy doesn’t suck because Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs can’t reach people. It sucks because you’re stuffing it with crap that no one is interested in.”
Quoted from this post on The Ad Contrarian.
Panama’s police destroyed hundreds of weapons handed over during the first month of the new government.
In Focus photos of the week, on The Atlantic.
Previously: From the reader #23