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Some things leapt out at me in the question: I'm the only designer there. There's one person for copy writing and one director who checks my designs. There are no senior designers and art directors. and: There should be an art director who can help the way I want (Again, I don't know much about their responsibilities much). Currently I'm handling ...


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It sounds like your complaint is that you're doing a lot of work solo, without your colleagues actively contributing. A lack of collaboration is likely driven by combination of (a) your own behavior, (b) the processes of your team and (c) the attitudes of your colleagues. Put the greatest effort into what you directly control - your behavior. (a) Your own ...


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I hate to say this, but I have to: Your question is off. If your company were a big company, like Amazon, Apple or Facebook, yes, the question makes perfect sense. You want to have a clear definition of your job role, you want to have some artists working with you so you can come up with better products. Unfortunately, you work for a start-up. Every start-...


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They are using me as Art Director + Graphic Designer Absolutely this. No one is in charge of direction and you lead the creative effort. They are expecting you to deal with things to the best of your ability, which means taking more creative direction and owning your results. This is par for the course for young startups-- people often wear many hats, ...


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From a graphic designer with similar experience. A sole GD cannot be expected to produce a fresh/unique/outstanding project. You might get the odd idea here and there but the job burden is just to much to execute them. I would advise to look for, what I consider, red flags: are they giving you any feedback (and "fix it" "not like that" "something different" ...


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Does your boss give you any feedback? If he did and you didn't follow the advice then it's kind of your fault but if he just said "No, its crap do it again" then you should probably find a new job. Also by what you have written it seems that your boss okays the concept but then rejects the final product, maybe try working on the concept a little longer ...


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I do not know the design world so I will try to see this more as a project management situation. As a Graphic Designer in a digital marketing and design agency, do I have to deal with it, doesn't matter it's too bad for you and your self esteem? You will always deal with undecided people, your goal is to understand the need and find a work-around the ...


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This happens to me as well. I believe it is very common for many other people especially when meetings are bore and they make it is mandatory for you to attend one. In this case I generally take a break (everyone has right to take break for nature's call), go washroom, wash your face fully for two-three times, drink water and come back.


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You may have ADD/ADHD. I used to yawn several times an hour after being awake for only two hours. Napping helped but too many hours needed. I was diagnosed with ADHD, got the right meds (it can take a few tries). I no longer yawn, far more present, and able to take on many more tasks.


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I did some research on this during my bachelor's. It's been a while (2012), so I'll see if I can source this, but no promises. Yawning correlates with the time of day, and how long you have been sedentary. Exercise situationally surpresses yawning. Yawning is contagious, and this effect correlates with group cohesion: You are more likely to yawn in a group ...


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I've found that clenching my jaw just enough to prevent the jaw from moving into a yawn works well. I've also found ways to prevent the rest of my face from showing strains of yawning. You can also put you hand on your face in a "thinking" posture to help hide your intentions. Make sure your mouth stays closed while doing this, and you'll muffle any sound ...


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It depends on the situation, but I would sometimes work on something else to keep from being bored. If you have a laptop that you can bring to the meeting, it is easy. No computer? Use a notebook, outline the solution to a problem, make a to-do list, etc. Just don't become so immersed in your work that you appear to be ignoring the meeting. Take time to ...


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If you're not strictly needed at these meetings, then don't go to the meetings anymore (get yourself taken off the invite list). If you are supposed to be in the meeting, then do your best to pay attention to what's being said. Being bored and yawning means that you're missing something that might well be important. Yawning in a meeting (or badly ...


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You can stop yawning through breathing in through your nose and out through the mouth. Breathing in through your nose cools blood vessels in your head that help stop you from yawning. Other advice would be to find techniques to feel more awake, such as getting out of bed without hitting snooze, drinking plenty water throughout the day, do exercise 3-4 ...


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