How to balance money and happiness as a designer

After scrolling deep into an Instagram wormhole, I found this pixelated piece of wisdom: “If you wouldn’t do your job for free, then quit.” You’ve no doubt heard similar advice before, such as: “Do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

Like all good aphorisms, these feel part truth, part fantasy, so I asked Bruce Duckworth, president of D&AD and founding partner of Turner Duckworth, for his thoughts. He agreed that you should love the job you’re doing; "however you shouldn’t do it for free." Damn straight, Bruce. So let’s talk about money, and how it’s connected to creativity.

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Tom Manning is carpeing all the diems. Attempting not to make advertising as a junior creative at Havas London, he was also elected D&AD New Blood trustee in October 2016. In his spare time he makes, designs and codes fun things on the wild wild web. He wrote this bio himself, in the third person, to try and make it more legit.