The office-phobe's guide to in-house design

Some people naturally flourish as in-house designers. They enjoy being part of a team, work best in a structured environment and prefer not having responsibility that extends beyond their part of the work. There are definitely strong benefits: security, steady pay, working with peers, more realistic deadlines. Other people genuinely struggle within that environment.

Through a portion of my career I worked in-house, and was one of those who had quite a bit of difficulty with it. However, along the way, I learned a couple of strategies that helped me immensely.

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