Is mentoring a thing of the past?

Thankfully I have the pleasure of working with a bunch of colleagues that like to push the envelope on design…and that means pushing me to produce the best design to fill my client’s needs. But what about up and coming artists? It used to be that you gave back to your industry. When the tide came in, all ships rode the wave. I don’t see it happening in today’s market. An article at Fast Company, “Stumbling Up the Ladder: Ad Agencies Neglect their Brightest Prospects”, provides some interesting food for thought on the subject.

If you’ve got a story about training in your industry or lack thereof, leave a comment below and let me know about it. If you like this article…like it! Share it with your friends—send it around!

Image: Flickr user vkx462

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About bmdcreative

I’ve always been interested in art for as far back as 
I can remember. I took my cue from all the children’s 
books I read. The interplay of words and images on a 
page had always intrigued me, and not long after that, 
pop-up books became a big part of my library as well. 
I would spend countless hours pouring over them and wondering, “How did they do that?” So, you might say 
that my creative path was set long before I even 
realized it. Professionally, I started right out of high 
school knocking on doors and putting myself through 
school. From there I just kept on growing and learning. What might distinguish me from other talented and accomplished creative artists is not so much the art 
itself—it‘s the heart. Could I imagine doing anything 
else? Teaching others what I have learned over the 
years has always been an interest, but I can tell you 
this—I absolutely love what I do! And, during all of this I have become a mother, knitter, 
crafts person, a student (again and again), kid’s sports 
fan, girl scout volunteer, lover of the outdoors, and 
mistress of a good book. View all posts by bmdcreative

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