How to get ahead as an in-house designer

Working as an in-house designer at a company where creative output isn't the primary focus comes with something of a reputation. Working in-house is dull. It's creatively restricting. It's a poor third career option by comparison to working for an agency or freelancing.

Such a reputation is unwarranted, though. Like all creative minds, designers that work in-house answer specific design needs - whether that be creating easily readable bills and catalogues, or advanced social media campaigns and boundary-pushing digital projects.

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