Part of being a good creative is being a great partner

Once, another copywriter asked me how I was getting along with my art director. I told him we worked well together. Sometimes we got in some arguments about the work, but we were always respectful of each other’s opinions, and were quick to apologize to each other if the debate got too heated.

I took some pride in being able to argue with my art director. I felt it showed we both cared about the work. And to some degree, there might be some truth in that. But his reply made me see things differently. He simply said, “I don’t want to have to fight with my art director.”

I’ve since found, that if I’m arguing with my partner, it’s either because one of us is being stubborn (which can be remedied). Or because we have drastically different tastes (and if you don’t respect their taste, you should consider a change).


3 thoughts on “Part of being a good creative is being a great partner

  1. Education is a must for everyone, only then a person will communicate and face problems easily in all aspects. Plenty of job openings are there but it is meant only for the right candidate, its the right time to develop new skills to become one of the right person what the company/organization expects.


  2. Probably that same person that says that doesn't want to fight with his partner, believes that the perfect love of the Hollywood movies happens in real life. Not to ever argue would be as ideal as it seems boring and plain to me. A really good partner enriches and helps you grow.
    Listening to the different opinions of the people we respect makes us smarter. Agreeing with all they say, doesn't.


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