Never content to accept conventional wisdom, creatives love to learn things the hard way. But is it absolutely necessary? We chatted with a handful of 99U Conference attendees about the things they wished someone had told them when they were just starting out. A shortlist of the takeaways: never sacrifice what you love, find great collaborators and share your ideas, learn how to say no and stay focused, and always, always stick to your guns.
The attendees from the 2010 99U Conference who participated in this video are:
Assistant Project Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Creative Director, The Dave Ramsey Show
Strategy & Sales, IdeaPaint
EVP Broadcast, The Dave Ramsey Show
Art Director, Silnt
Producer, Grip Limited
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Cool Hunting
Founder & Art Director
Founder, Parris Whittingham Photography
Musician & Sound Designer
Do YOU have any advice for young creatives that we missed? Please share your own tips and lessons learned in the comments.