Dear Jnr.

Dear Junior Series // 07

Reinventing yourself in this business ain't easy, let alone getting a foot in the 'Planning Department' door. But if there's one thing we've learnt, it's that where there's a will, there's a way. Remember Mark Pollard? He's been a busy boy since we last spoke. Having departed from McCann Sydney to move to Saatchi & Saatchi New York - he has just started a new gig at Brooklyn agency Big Spaceship. And, he's even managed to take a bit of time out to pen us a "How to get into planning" guide. ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 06

As a junior it's easy to get pigeon-holed, stuck working in catalogue-land, ramming product into every millimetre of white space. One of our readers wanted to know how they could break the cycle of their daily humdrum. So we got in touch with previous interviewee Eric Quennoy, ECD at W+K Amsterdam, and asked him. Junior: Eric! We heard you started out doing Myer catalogues - how did you move up and out? What advice do you have for creatives who aspire to do much, much more than just your ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 05

Dear Junior: an attempt to ask industry leaders the pressing questions that us, the quarrelous and unfriendly youth of today, are interested to find answers to. In our fifth installment, we're talking Women in Advertising. Rather than write an intro ourselves full of the male bravado you've come to know and love, we hired an intern to do the job for us. Here's Crystal with her very best intro. Chaka Khan once sang, “I’m a woman in a man’s world”. She was chanting about the wonderful ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 04

For some, finding a job can be as difficult as drinking a pie through a straw. It smells good but no matter how hard you suck, you never quite get to taste the meaty broth. You suck and suck until a piece of corn gets stuck halfway and you have to get a new straw and try again. For others, job-hunting is as easy as eating a pie with your hands. The difference was that person number two knew that eating a pie with a straw is for retards who don't know how to eat. Steph Loupelis had hardly ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 03

Getting a job. For some people it's the most exciting thing in the world. The thrill of the chase! Picking your favourite studio, agency, magazine, firm, whatever of your choice and banging down their door until they give you a desk and some pens. For others, its a scary, dangerous and intimidating journey. The interviews, the phone calls, the waiting, the pain! Well, we hear you friends. So we've asked someone who actually does the hiring for a little bit of inside info on what to say. ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 02

Animators! They're a crazy bunch. Sittin' by their computers all day manipulating dimensions and shit. What a life. Bah! If you can get it that is. Well that's exactly what our friend Cam Gough did. He left his secure job at a studio to pursue his dream of working for himself. At only 25. What a legend. So this week, we ask Cam why the hell you would take the plunge, and ask for some tips for when (or if) we do. Junior: Everyone wants to quit their job and work for themselves, no ... Read More! »