Emily Vernon

Demystifying creative topic for better conversations

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Taking a Stand-Up Class for Better Presentation Skills

In the past I took professional presentation classes that were dry, generic and uninspiring. Searching for a challenge and novel approach, I took a stand-up class through a local improv...

Why Brands Use Creative Agencies or Consultants

When I worked for a brand, I always found it odd that we used agencies for some of the most interesting projects. ‘Certainly, that’s why we have internal teams’, I...

Difference Between Creative and Brand Strategy

It’s getting confusing these days with the many types of strategy required for creative projects. However, the two that overlap often are brand and creative strategy. This is because they...

What is a Creative Strategist?

Creative strategy is used across multiple industries, whether adverting, marketing or physical environments. But as job descriptions and requirements for each differ, it can be difficult to understand what unites...

Should You Try to Create Your Next Job Position?

Numerous times bosses said to me, ‘This is a place where you determine your next job’ or ‘You can create your next job’. After attempting to create my next position...

Journaling to Ease Job Transitions

Changing jobs is challenging for everyone. Whatever the situation, your expectations and perceptions of work and life shift. Yes, the element of ‘change’ can range from moving countries to joining...

Working Abroad Changed My Entire Perspective

When discussing my time working abroad, many mention similar ambition. But as we all know, it’s easier said than done. This is because it includes uncertainty, discomfort, lots of calls,...

The Effect of Company Politics on Creative People

When I graduated from art school and jumped into a corporate job, the concept of company politics seems distant. My belief was that politics happened at boring companies where employees...

Should I Have a Female Role Model?

Someone recently asked me about my role model. I had no good answer for such a weighty question. Go to known figures, like Elon Musk or Beyonce, you look unoriginal....

Sailing Made Me a Better Person in the Workplace

When I learned to sail, my expectations included perfecting techniques and staying alive. Little did I know that sailing is more than playing with sails, complaining about wind and being...

2008 Graduates - Not Your Typical Millennials

In 2008, the financial market fell hard on its face, bruising both our collective expectations and confidence in anything. That was the year I and many others graduated. People lost...

A ‘Career Ladder’ Seem Pretty Damn Dated

Terminology to define careers falls under a metaphoric family that does not describe today’s scene. We typically relate careers to a path, trajectory or ladder that suggests predefined, linear directions...

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