In my few days at CMD, I’ve hounded creative directors, writers, editors and designers for the secret to getting into the creative industry. The reoccurring answer I get, “know who you are/what makes you special and showcase it.” In other words, develop a brand for yourself.
I realized the validity of this advice last night at PDXmindshare. How do you make yourself stand out in a room full of bright minds? Between a handshake, business card and a 60-second conversation, how do you sell yourself?
It’s good to know my time at U of O is teaching me something. Meeting at greeting at PDXmindshare isn’t all that different that trying to hold your own at a frat party- just less grinding and drinking.