Episode 28:Joe Donaldson
How to make sure you're on the right track in your career
In this episode
- The outside influences that pressure us to be workaholics
- The experience of motion design students today and how it prepares them to enter the workforce
- How motion designers can learn from each other’s work and benefit from that exchange
- Finding the sweet spot between working for money and working for art’s sake
- How your priorities will change throughout your life and career
- Setting boundaries and regularly checking in with yourself so that you only take the right jobs
- Why it might be a good idea to go for a run!
“I think there is a pressure that is imposed on us from the industry at large to keep going and stay in fifth gear and that becomes difficult.” [4:09] “It’s always about that balance. You don’t want to be too artsy without marketable skills and you don’t want to be too industry and have everything just look like an advertisement or a logo. It’s about finding that balance.” [13:29] “You have to look at is the effort as working in the direction that you want to go, or is it working in the direction that inversely favors somebody else over yourself.” [43:24] “I have a constant dialogue of assessing why am I doing this and is it right for me. As long as you have that dialogue with yourself there might be times when you’re working too much, but if it’s for the right reason or it’s a stepping-stone to a goal you have, then, by all means, keep doing it.” [46:36]
- Find Joe Online
- Ringling College of Art and Design
- The Collective Podcast, Danny Yount
The Freelance Contract Bundle
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