As someone who never cared much for titles, I am proud to say that I have many. Here are a few things that I've learned from the titles I have today.
Build a team that understands the business goals, but believes in achieving a bigger vision. Then let them achieve it.
Directing a team to collectively deliver killer creative work is far more fulfilling than any individual award I’ve ever received.
I've had the opportunity to work on regional brands, international brands and a whole lot in between. It doesn't matter the size or budget, every project has potential to be great.
There's an important distinction between having a design style and a design point of view. I learned to be flexible with style, but firm on my point of view.
I use the eraser more than the pencil.
By far my most important title, being a dad teaches me patience, keeps me grounded and reminds me to celebrate the little things. This job makes me better at all of my other jobs.