Top 5 tips for working in the creative sector

Mark is joined by the Creative Director at Worcester-based design, branding and development agency WeAreBeard, Dave Webb, to share his top tips for working in the kind of field that your mum told you you should have a backup for.

Dave remembers the first day he was praised for drawing something good, instead of being made to feel like he was falling behind academically, which is where his affinity for creative work began.

A creative person’s priorities often don’t fit in with a “professional” culture, which can lead to clashes, of which both Mark and Dave have experience.

  • (00:00) - Introduction
  • (06:32) - Dave’s tip: Don’t have a plan B
  • (14:40) - Mark’s tip: Be supportive
  • (19:46) - Dave’s tip: Be childlike, but not childish
  • (22:58) - Mark’s tip: Be stubborn
  • (27:52) - Dave’s tip: Be excited by your work
  • (33:58) - Mark’s tip: Run your own race
  • (43:00) - Dave’s tip: Failing is learning
  • (49:42) - Mark’s tip: Use what you have to hand
  • (56:00) - Dave’s tip: It’s a numbers game
  • (59:26) - Mark’s tip: Take all advice with a pinch of salt
  • (01:03:34) - Refer a friend
  • (01:06:38) - Building the final list
  • (01:09:00) - Honourable mentions
  • (01:20:12) - More of Dave Webb

Follow Dave on Instagram and @illustratteddave, and check out the wonderful WeAreBeard, of which he is Creative Director.


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