Recently I joined a creative agency as a new Production Artist. For the first couple of weeks, I was in complete disarray. Being relatively new in the professional field, I was unaccustomed to working in an office environment, work for me was always freelance.
Here are a few insightful tips that I picked up during my short time working in the field. This not only applies to Graphic Design but to any field that one may deside to venture into.
The dilemma of not being able to adjust in a new working environment is what every newbie faces. Newly joining designers constantly face issues in adjusting to the new set-up and fail to deliver their true potential. This happens especially when you don’t know what the tools of the trade are. Today I would like to assist my newbie graphic designer friends in adapting to the new environment with these valuable career advices:
1. Learn From Others- many of the individuals who you will be working with will have a bit more experience in the field than you. It is totally ok to"bug' them(if they are as cool as the persons in my office)you will be fine.
2. Ask questions- there is nothing as a dumb question. Questions were meant to be asked and only be asking will one truly learn what is there to be learnth.
3.Be a Team Player- work alongside individuals to make the team be better at what they are doing
4.Keep Your Stuff Organized- it is good to know where everything is, so that when it is needed, it can easily be found.
5.Improve Via Criticism- individuals tend to be very fond of there own work(even if its crap). Learn from individuals who have been in your shoes and know a little about what they are talking about.
6.Don’t Make Enemies- you will not like everyone in your office, but plz try to get along with everyone. This is may your work a bit easier and enjoyable
7. Defend your work- stand up for your work as long as it is in a respectable way.
These are just a few tips that helped me at my new job, hopefully it will be useful to you.