In the creative industries, career progress typically results from your skill as a practitioner. But a great designer does not necessarily make a great design director: a great art director, does not necessarily make a great creative director.
Many creative people find themselves running a team when they have had little training or support for any kind of management role. In our new, dedicated Creative Leaders section, we will aim to bring together all those creative people in leadership roles, providing opportunities for them to learn from each other, share their processes and benefit from expert opinion and insight. We’ll look at how to attract and retain talent, how to build the right culture for your team, how to manage work and create the best environment for creativity to prosper and how to prove the worth of what you do, to clients, both internal and external.
There will be a dedicated Creative Leaders editorial section in print each month and online plus a series of live events providing opportunities for networking and discussion. To begin our focus on this area, in our June issue we will be launching the Creative Leaders 50 featuring 50 individuals who we feel are leaders in their field – from advertising and design, to the arts, media, culture and tech sectors as well as creative leaders working in-house within brands and other organisations.
And here’s where we would like your help. We are opening up the selection process for our Creative Leaders 50 list to public nominations. We are looking for individuals who are making a difference, whose teams are creating great work and whose ideas are changing our world. The creative minds behind our most exciting brands, charities and institutions. Those who are not just doing great work themselves, but are enabling others to solve problems and change our world for the better.
Use the commments below to nominate your choice for the inaugural Creative Leaders 50, in partnership with Workfront, and help us celebrate the people who are making creativity count.