The Captain’s Log

Late in 2015, as I began my tenure as Studio Manager of the Ladbrokes Coral Manila’s Creative Team, I also started what I half-jokingly refer to as the Captain’s Log (a not so subtle nod to Star Trek). The Captain’s Log is basically just a simple record of what I did daily using short sentences…

The Year that was 2017

Writing this has become a tradition of sorts for me, looking back at the year that’s been. My year end report, if you will. I’m happy to report that, for the most part, life in general for me has taken a turn for the positive and this year has had a lot of pleasant surprises…

Does a Creative Director need an MBA?

Recently, a junior member of the Manila-based Creative Team I am managing for the Ladbrokes Coral Group came to me and asked for advice. He wanted to eventually become a Creative Director (or its equivalent) someday so he wanted to know if: Pursuing an MBA was going to help him achieve his goal and; If…

Preparing a (Kick-ass) Portfolio

I’ve been working as a Creative Manager for over 18 years now, give or take a few days. I’ve produced mobile content for some of the biggest telcos in the Southeast Asian Region, provided storyboards and animatics for the US and UK advertising industry, and I currently oversee the provision of creative services to the…

Looking for Graphic Artists

The Graphic Artist is an integral part of the Creative Team, required to produce first class online/offline materials for all Ladbrokes Coral Group marketing channels and provide general support to the Studio Manager. He/She should be highly creative with strong attention to detail, producing consistently high quality graphics for promotional, content, and product. The Graphic Artist should have: Significant…

Looking for Web Developers

The Web Developer will be responsible for managing all web and mobile products for the Ladbrokes Coral Group, execute all web publishing tasks across all channels, and mentor junior members of the Creative Team in web development techniques. He/She will create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. The Web Developer works in the Creative team…

How to Apply as a Graphic Designer

We are told “not to judge a book by it’s cover” but we do it all the time, none the less. I am the Studio Manager for the Creatives Department of the Ladbrokes Coral Group in Manila, responsible for the provision of creative services including overseeing the delivery and execution of creative requests across the…

The Year that was 2016

Every year I try to write a sort of round up article, a year-end report if you will. While 2016 was not a good year (for me at least), it was definitely an improvement over 2015. So what has happened this year? I Got a New Job I’ve recently accepted an offer as the Studio…