"No matter how many times your amazing, absolutely brilliant work is rejected by the client, for whatever dopey, arbitrary reason, there is often another amazing, absolutely brilliant solution possible. Sometimes it’s even better." Bob Gill (b January 17, 1931), American illustrator and graphic designer. In 1960 after an interview in a New York hotel room for a job in London, he moved to the ...MORE
Tag Archive 'Andy Brenits'
Any in-house creative services leader knows that process is important. From how clients initiate new projects, to how the team gets work done. It's a very important way to manage workflow, effectiveness, productivity, and frankly…order. If we have done our jobs well, things run smoothly for the most part. Clients are happy, designers are engaged and creative, things are good.
No One Will Come To Your Party, Unless You Invite Them By Andy Brenits, as originally seen at InSource Like any business that is launching new products or services, all of the planning and development we have put into the new creative services department will have been for naught if we don’t announce the ...MORE
Planning the Rollout By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org After a couple months of planning, the time has come to institute the plans that I have been developing since the day I started. I’ve built some key relationships, assessed a few situations, identified needs, designed processes, and (I hope) built some trust. Now ...MORE
Assessment and planning at less than warp speed. By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org The first task I undertake when starting a new creative services leadership job is to assess the situation. After about a month I typically have a good understanding of what’s going on, and can start putting together my big ...MORE
All is not what it seems, but remember why you are here By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org After a few weeks on the job I have heard more airing of dirty laundry than I would have expected. But, this is actually par for the course at any new job, as people begin ...MORE
Talking Less and Listening More By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org My first few day on the job typically include meeting lots of new people including colleagues, clients, leaders, and direct reports. Along with the usual and customary “welcome aboard” hand shaking, I’m also asked about my background and experience. Over the course ...MORE
The New Guy In Town By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org I’ve had the privilege of starting a new job 11 times in my career if you include the part-time after-hours teaching gigs. As such I have seen a pretty wide gamut of orientation and on-boarding programs. Some have been great, others have ...MORE