I was in the best group today at the CMG Conference (here in Portland) talking about which colours will be NEXT. I’ll post more later but I had dinner tonight with Stephanie Fehrle who is the creative director in charge of a team of 9 for a company that designs gift bags for all the big box stores, Walmart, Target, etc.
The gift bag was invented in the 1970’s. We were joking about how they should leave the little tags off them because when you re-gift a gift bag sometimes you can forget and leave them on it with someone else’s name. She told us they actually designed a bag once that said ‘re-gift’ on it. The best part was when she said “Do you wanna know what a bad day in my job is? A bad day is, ‘What do you mean we can’t put glitter on both sides of the bag?’
Truly, there are so many creative jobs that exist in the world you just need to do some research to figure out what you could do. Coming to these conferences you never know who you’ll find yourself having dinner with, it’s great!
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