Some great thoughts from Keenan Cummings on deciding to leave client work behind to work at a startup. Pretty well sums up exactly why I did the same.
amwas an agency-trained, senior-level, print/branding designer & I want toleft to work at a start up. Here’s why:
This article was written near the end of an extended and intense job search last summer. I decided to document this career shift on an anonymous blog called Log/Transition. I have since moved into a position as the Creative Director / Co-Founder of Wander and will continue to write about the learning process here on Field Study.
I want my work to feel valuable.
It seems the higher up the institutional chain you climb, the more abstract the value you generate, and the more you are worth. The roles become so far removed from the end goals they are managing, and you have to wonder how long you can stay focused on what matters — making peoples lives better.