What's the hardest thing about your job?

James Oconnell

Running a successful design team has been one of the most insightful and challenging experiences in my career and knowing when to give advice, step back, and watch the tide of talent throw their wave of shapes has been a massive learning curve (one I leapt into head-first). It's a tough adjustment filled with process, an incredible amount of time management and planning, but when your team's learning and producing amazing work which doesn't just answer the brief – but nails it, ends up filling you with the best feelings in the world.

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