Advertising creative at an ad agency

What is your job?

Advertising creative at adam&eveDDB.

How did you get into it?

I studied at Central Saint Martins for four years doing a BA in Graphic Design for specialising in advertising.

What do you enjoy about it? 

I enjoy actually doing something that makes a difference (it doesn’t always!) and getting recognition for the work I come up with on a daily basis.

What do you wish you had known before you entered your industry? 

That in reality it’s not all marshmallow’s and hundreds and thousands, it’s dog eat dog and those buggers bite. Hard.

Top tips for someone wanting to start out in your sector

Learn to not take anything personally. Grow an extra set of thick skin because it’s a very subjective world out there. Have said that when it’s great, it’s pretty f***ing great.