EPISODE #95 || Live Recording of the Double Back Panel at Wieden+Kennedy

EPISODE #95 || Live Recording of the Double Back Panel at Wieden+Kennedy

This week’s episode is a live recording from the Double Back panel I moderated last Friday. Panelists Theresa Vargas Wyatt - Chief Growth Officer, La Reyna, Docia Nartey-Koram - Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, AKQA, Tiffany Golden - Creative Producer, Wieden+Kennedy, and Adam Katzenback - Managing Director, Virtue Worldwide, discuss actionable ways to increase representation, diversity, and inclusion in the industry.

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EPISODE #94 || Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf

EPISODE #94 || Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf

Zoe Kessler, Creative Director at Barton F. Graf (at the time of recording), joins us to talk about embracing what makes you different in the industry. Hear about how to make the most of your job even if it’s not your ideal position, why we should grill the person interviewing us, working with other agencies on the pro bono campaign Donate:60, and learning to accept recognition as a female creative.

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EPISODE #77 || Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta

EPISODE #77 || Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta

Lisa Balser, Creative Director, Certified Diversity Executive, and Director of SheSays Atlanta, is working to help tackle some of the industry’s most pressing issues. Hear the best advice she gives to her Creative Circus students, including everyone in conversations about diversity, inclusion, and equity, finding ways to make portfolio school more accessible to students, the Atlanta ad scene, and why the 3% Super Bowl Tweet-up is important (and why it’s not just for women!).

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EPISODE #75 || Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP

EPISODE #75 || Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP

Kevin Green, Creative Director at RAPP, shares his inspirational career path, practical advice for asking for what you need, and how he gives back via the Marcus Graham Project. Hear about how he turned his internship into a full-time job, becoming a Creative Director at 30 and how to accelerate your own growth, co-running the day-to-day operations at the Marcus Graham Project, and his advice for those who feel beat down by the industry. 

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EPISODE #63 || Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY

EPISODE #63 || Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY

Legends Sandy Greenberg and Terri Meyer, Co-founders and CEOs of TERRI & SANDY, share wisdom from their years of navigating the industry as creative and business partners — and they aren't afraid to tell it like it is. Hear about the difference between starting your career at a big vs. small agency, how to build resilience in your career, mindfucks to look out for and how to deal with them, and more.

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EPISODE #52 || Ellen Wong, Executive Creative Director at RED Interactive Agency

EPISODE #52 || Ellen Wong, Executive Creative Director at RED Interactive Agency

Ellen Wong, Executive Creative Director at RED Interactive Agency*, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her career as a female designer and leader. Hear about how she got her start designing rave flyers, the struggle to find work-life balance, finding her voice and being taken seriously as a female designer, and the best way to initiate and sustain relationships in your career. 

*Since we recorded, Ellen has moved on to an exciting new venture of her own. Listen for the update at the end of the episode!

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EPISODE #51 || Patrick Buchanan, Creative Director and Copywriter

EPISODE #51 || Patrick Buchanan, Creative Director and Copywriter

Patrick Buchanan, Creative Director and Copywriter, brings stories and learnings from his whirlwind career working at agencies all over the world. Hear about how this musician serendipitously found himself at Miami Ad School (where he later taught), the politics of big and small agencies, working internationally in countries like Hungary and Moscow, and his experience co-writing a Super Bowl spot for Chrysler with Bob Dylan. 

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EPISODE #45 || Jennifer Barclay, Associate Creative Director at Moxie

EPISODE #45 || Jennifer Barclay, Associate Creative Director at Moxie

Jennifer brings her love of gaming, geek culture, and cosplay to her role as Associate Creative Director at Moxie (and wins the award for coolest headshot, hands down!). Hear about how she kept up her portfolio and landed a job after four years out of the industry, how to translate your creative hobbies into your skillset at work, working on social media for Arby's, and her tips for those who aren't naturally vocal.

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EPISODE #39 || Eli Altman, Creative Director at A Hundred Monkeys

EPISODE #39 || Eli Altman, Creative Director at A Hundred Monkeys

Eli joins us to talk about naming, branding, and running a creative studio. Hear about why naming is more complicated than you think, the importance of guiding someone through your creative process, what you should put in your portfolio, and why we should seek out weird shit as inspiration.

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EPISODE #36 || Michael Benjamin, Creative Director at Anthem Branding

EPISODE #36 || Michael Benjamin, Creative Director at Anthem Branding

Michael comes to us from the world of visual branding, sharing his experience from 20+ years of being a bonafide design nerd. Hear about the process of creating a visual brand identity, personal branding and resume tips from the class he teaches at CU Boulder, and being a creative of color in a city not known for its diversity (and the case for sticking it out).

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EPISODE #25 || Anthony Roberts, Freelance Associate Creative Director and Full-Time Writer

EPISODE #25 || Anthony Roberts, Freelance Associate Creative Director and Full-Time Writer

Anthony drops some of the best advice as only he can—from the perspective of an Associate Creative Director (formerly at R/GA on Nike), journalist (he's written for Esquire and Billboard), and published writer. Hear about getting the most out of your conversations with others, using and reframing the time you're not working full-time (like when you're trying to find a job) to make you more valuable, and building resilience as a creative.

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EPISODE #11 || Pann Lim, Creative Director at Kinetic Singapore

EPISODE #11 || Pann Lim, Creative Director at Kinetic Singapore

Pann Lim is a giant name in the Singapore design/advertising world, though you'd never know it by talking to him. One of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met, his advice is both thoughtful and thought-provoking for students and future leaders. Hear how he defines success, how he differentiated his student portfolio, and his secret to finding the time to lead an agency and form an art collective with his family. You don't want to miss this one.

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EPISODE #9 || Adu, Associate Creative Director of Digital & Social Media at Carol H. Williams Advertising

EPISODE #9 || Adu, Associate Creative Director of Digital & Social Media at Carol H. Williams Advertising

Adu is what you'd call a creative chameleon. He's applied his interests and skills in visual art, videography, social, teaching and art direction to a variety of roles along his career path to feed his continuous desire to grow. Hear about culture fits, keeping your creative momentum, and how to engage others when networking.

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