Previously, I shared my HR β†’ Creative career switch story. Today, I’m outlining some of the things I learned in the process.

Here goes:

People are key. Don’t listen to everybody. 120% certainty. Stalking people helps. Be a knowledge sponge. And these learnings don’t age.

People are key.

You need people. You need people who want to help you. And you need people who believe in you. Building connection and trust will help you do this. Finding the right level of tenacity without being annoying is imperative.

Looking back, I’m so glad I got my agency start in Human Resources. It gave me the chance to interface with AKQA leadership regularly. I was one of the first people creative new hires met when joining…

Disclaimer: I wrote this article in July 2018 but just posting now. Who doesn’t love a 2+ year creative delay?!

My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m a Designer.

A little about me. My childhood was comparable to the Lady Bird storyline (minus the mother-daughter tension). I grew up in the Northern California suburbs wishing I was somewhere more artistically inspiring. However, I made do in the land of shopping malls and Olive Garden until I escaped for university.

I have been interested in the arts ever since I can remember. I drew rainbows on everything. Calligraphy, embroidery, drawing, and painting…

Kaitlyn Peterson

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