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I'm trying to make the move to NYC, LA, or Singapore. I work at a large agency in Atlanta as an art director and I have good work. Most of which is for one client, and an iPhone app for another.
I have been applying for work since August and haven't really found anything yet. I look on indeed and send out a few resumes every day.
A few (non creative, HR or recruiter types) have said "you have good work, but don't have experience in blah blah types of clients". And other recruiters like me, but seems like they don't want to refer anyone out of state.
I understand that agencies don't want to pay for moving expenses. But I've known a lot of agency people who have moved to the big cities easily.
Any advice from those who have made the move to a larger city?
save up some money, move, and find work once you get there. if you're good, easy to work with, and have experience, you'll find something in a month's time.
prepare professional looking portfolio,
save up money,
sell or stock what you don't need,
get name of local agencies from local qbn members,
Ehh yea I didn't want to move before getting a gig. But it may be the only option.
Your whole portfolio is one client and an iPhone app?
Who is the client?
- the app is from the leading oil change company in the US, the other client is a branch of the armed forcesFrosty_spl
- Oil change company? WTF?newuser
- Jiffy LubeFrosty_spl
- Well it looks good at least. And most people don't have app experience.Frosty_spl
- might need to diversify that portfolio. even spec projects or something.Douglas
- I have some older pitch work for random clients too, but we never won. I just did the web portion.Frosty_spl