On the surface, creative careers appear to be a different animal than a life spent in, say, corporate banking. Certainly, the skill set required to sell more Old Spice while making people laugh or turning a little known comic book property into a global blockbuster appears on the surface to be exclusive to advertising and entertainment, but the strategies and decision-making involved can be helpful whether you’re a writer, a marketer or an accountant.
This year, Co.Create talked to some of the most successful people in advertising and entertainment about their career choices, key decisions and best advice. Between The Daily Show’s Elliott Kalan talking about how he went from intern to head writer, Barton F. Graf 9000 founder Gerry Graf on using your creative radar, Wieden+Kennedy’s executive creative director Mark Fitzloff on finding your own voice or Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn about the power of really caring about your work, their lessons may help you in your own professional journey no matter what it is.
Check out the slides above for Co.Create’s best career advice.