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DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER, IN-DEPTH: Love To Create & Solve Problems

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Alan dives deeper into how he became a successful designer and photographer after working as an engineer beforehand. Alan discusses some of key decisions he made in his career that led to where he is now, how difficult it is to get a job as a designer/photographer and his work-life balance.

Degree: Art - Business - Programming
Job Title: Designer & Photographer
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Photographer

Job Description

A photographer uses a camera to portray objects, concepts, and moments of time. Today, most photographers use digital cameras instead of the traditional silver-halide film cameras. Digital cameras capture images electronically, so the photographer can edit the image on a computer.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

The work environment for photographers can vary considerably, depending on their specialty. Portrait photographers work in studios where they can take photographs, but they also often travel to take photographs at a client’s location, such as a school, a company office, or a private home. News and commercial photographers may travel locally or internationally. News photographers often work long, irregular hours in uncomfortable or even dangerous surroundings and must be available to work on short notice. For example, a news photographer may be sent to a war zone to capture images for a newspaper. Aerial photographers often work in planes or helicopters.
Most photographers stand or walk for long periods while carrying heavy equipment.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Flexible, Irregular, Varies Widely, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Remote, Outdoor, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Creativity, Artistic, Technical skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
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m='10480'>all</span> <span m='10560'>about</span> <span m='10860'>problem</span> <span m='11180'>solving.</span> </p><p><span m='12180'>People</span> <span m='12420'>get</span> <span m='12590'>design and</span> <span m='12990'>art</span> <span m='13290'>mixed</span> <span m='13620'>up.</span> <span m='13900'>Art</span> <span m='14270'>is</span> <span m='14390'>kind</span> <span m='14570'>of</span> <span m='14630'>subjective,</span> <span m='15640'>which</span> <span m='15890'>is</span> <span m='15980'>like</span> <span m='16170'>kind</span> <span m='16329'>of</span> <span m='16420'>painting</span> <span m='16860'>on</span> <span m='16920'>the</span> <span m='17000'>wall,</span> <span m='17420'>et</span> <span m='17620'>cetera.</span> <span m='18270'>But</span> <span m='18500'>design</span> <span m='18980'>is</span> <span m='19110'>about</span> <span m='19550'>basically</span> <span m='20330'>finding</span> <span m='20620'>solutions</span> <span m='21140'>to</span> <span m='21230'>something</span> <span m='21670'>and</span> <span m='21890'>creating</span> <span m='22960'>a</span> <span m='23090'>viable</span> <span m='23570'>product</span> <span m='24070'>and then</span> <span m='24320'>solution.</span> <span m='25090'>So</span> <span m='25470'>I love</span> <span m='25850'>that</span> <span m='26420'>aspect</span> <span m='26910'>of</span> <span m='27000'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='27370'>And</span> <span m='27440'>also</span> <span m='27580'>with</span> <span m='27720'>photography,</span> <span m='28640'>also</span> <span m='28820'>photography</span> <span m='29390'>is</span> <span m='29520'>also</span> <span m='29800'>about</span> <span m='31660'>solving</span> <span m='32130'>problems.</span> <span m='33130'>Basically,</span> <span m='33700'>somebody's</span> <span m='34020'>going</span> <span m='34110'>to</span> <span m='34150'>ask</span> <span m='34360'>you</span> <span m='34440'>to</span> <span m='34550'>shoot</span> <span m='34790'>something.</span> <span m='35170'>You've</span> <span m='35290'>got to</span> <span m='35490'>work</span> <span m='35770'>out</span> <span m='36090'>how to</span> <span m='36551'>do it.</span> </p><p><span m='38395'>The thing I</span> <span m='38860'>don't</span> <span m='39160'>like</span> <span m='39430'>about</span> <span m='40790'>my</span> <span m='41210'>jobs</span> <span m='42050'>is</span> <span m='42320'>that</span> <span m='42550'>basically</span> <span m='44350'>you're</span> <span m='44600'>going</span> <span m='44740'>to</span> <span m='44790'>get</span> <span m='44900'>a</span> <span m='44920'>lot</span> <span m='45090'>of</span> <span m='45160'>people</span> <span m='45460'>who are</span> <span m='45490'>going</span> <span m='45620'>to</span> <span m='45730'>try</span> <span m='45900'>to</span> <span m='46030'>under</span> <span m='46130'>appreciate</span> <span m='46210'>you,</span> <span m='46600'>who</span> <span m='46940'>don't</span> <span m='47180'>understand</span> <span m='47650'>the</span> <span m='47720'>business.</span> <span m='49775'>And</span> <span m='50170'>you</span> <span m='50270'>can't</span> <span m='50660'>budge.</span> </p><p><span m='51165'>And</span> <span m='51330'>also,</span> <span m='52694'>you're</span> <span m='53181'>going</span> <span m='53343'>to probably</span> <span m='53505'>just deal with</span> <span m='53668'>this,</span> <span m='54642'>a</span> <span m='55129'>normal</span> <span m='55620'>thing</span> <span m='55686'>you're</span> <span m='55753'>just</span> <span m='55820'>going</span> <span m='55940'>to</span> <span m='56000'>deal</span> <span m='56390'>with--</span> <span m='58670'>people</span> <span m='58830'>will</span> <span m='58970'>just</span> <span m='59200'>undervalue</span> <span m='59350'>you.</span> <span m='59890'>We'll</span> <span m='60210'>put</span> <span m='60370'>it</span> <span m='60430'>that</span> <span m='60620'>way.</span> <span m='61040'>And</span> <span m='61150'>that's</span> <span m='61320'>going</span> <span m='61430'>to</span> <span m='61510'>happen</span> <span m='61860'>in</span> <span m='62130'>all</span> <span m='62250'>aspects</span> <span m='62570'>of</span> <span m='62680'>your</span> <span m='62770'>life,</span> <span m='63020'>but it</span> <span m='63250'>happens</span> <span m='63700'>quite</span> <span m='63940'>a</span> <span m='63970'>lot</span> <span m='64519'>when</span> <span m='66370'>money's</span> <span m='66720'>involved,</span> <span m='67180'>unfortunately.</span> <span m='67680'>So</span> <span m='68090'>another</span> <span m='68430'>thing</span> <span m='68740'>is</span> <span m='69380'>also</span> <span m='69600'>to</span> <span m='69830'>have a</span> <span m='69870'>good</span> <span m='70010'>understanding</span> <span m='70640'>about</span> <span m='71610'>managing</span> <span m='72070'>money,</span> <span m='72580'>and</span> <span m='72970'>it</span> <span m='73240'>comes</span> <span m='73460'>down</span> <span m='73606'>to</span> <span m='73753'>your</span> <span m='73900'>value,</span> <span m='74320'>self-worth,</span> <span m='75115'>and</span> <span m='75430'>et</span> <span m='75760'>cetera.</span> </p><p><span m='76900'>The</span> <span m='77000'>key</span> <span m='77110'>decisions</span> <span m='78210'>in</span> <span m='78710'>which</span> <span m='79000'>led me to</span> <span m='79380'>where</span> <span m='79580'>I</span> <span m='79680'>am</span> <span m='80380'>is</span> <span m='80800'>one</span> <span m='81100'>was</span> <span m='82810'>I</span> <span m='82950'>used to</span> <span m='83110'>work</span> <span m='83610'>in London.</span> <span m='83730'>That's where</span> <span m='84010'>I'm</span> <span m='84270'>actually</span> <span m='84550'>from</span> <span m='84790'>originally.</span> <span m='85420'>And</span> <span m='86400'>I'd</span> <span m='86580'>an</span> <span m='86670'>assistant</span> <span m='86730'>there who</span> <span m='87120'>was really,</span> <span m='87360'>really</span> <span m='87460'>cool.</span> <span m='88270'>I</span> <span m='88510'>worked in</span> <span m='88770'>a</span> <span m='88860'>Swiss</span> <span m='88950'>company.</span> <span m='89390'>It was a really,</span> <span m='89440'>really</span> <span m='89755'>cool company.</span> </p><p><span m='91090'>And</span> <span m='91650'>my</span> <span m='91790'>assistant</span> <span m='92120'>went</span> <span m='92310'>traveling</span> <span m='92900'>for</span> <span m='93130'>about</span> <span m='93400'>month</span> <span m='93960'>just</span> <span m='94200'>to see if she'd</span> <span m='94690'>like</span> <span m='94890'>traveling.</span> <span m='95910'>And</span> <span m='96010'>when</span> <span m='96110'>she</span> <span m='96290'>came</span> <span m='96540'>back,</span> <span m='96840'>she</span> <span m='96970'>said</span> <span m='97170'>to</span> <span m='97280'>me,</span> <span m='98506'>hey,</span> <span m='99000'>I'm</span> <span m='99150'>going</span> <span m='99300'>to</span> <span m='100000'>save</span> <span m='100310'>up</span> <span m='100440'>for</span> <span m='100610'>a</span> <span m='100630'>year,</span> <span m='100990'>and</span> <span m='101160'>I'm</span> <span m='101240'>going</span> <span m='101430'>to</span> <span m='101560'>travel</span> <span m='102090'>down to</span> <span m='102640'>New</span> <span m='102820'>Zealand,</span> <span m='103170'>Australia,</span> <span m='103630'>this,</span> <span m='103730'>that,</span> <span m='103865'>and</span> <span m='104000'>the other.</span> <span m='104940'>You</span> <span m='105070'>should</span> <span m='105260'>come.</span> <span m='105990'>And</span> <span m='106170'>that</span> <span m='106300'>was</span> <span m='106400'>one</span> <span m='106540'>of</span> <span m='106590'>the</span> <span m='106690'>key</span> <span m='106960'>decisions--</span> <span m='107350'>probably</span> <span m='107470'>one</span> <span m='107550'>of the</span> <span m='107760'>best</span> <span m='108000'>things</span> <span m='108210'>I</span> <span m='108360'>ever</span> <span m='108530'>did.</span> <span m='110260'>So</span> <span m='111010'>that</span> <span m='111220'>was</span> <span m='111310'>a key</span> <span m='111370'>condition</span> <span m='111950'>there,</span> </p><p><span m='112760'>And</span> <span m='112890'>the</span> <span m='112950'>other</span> <span m='113070'>one</span> <span m='113250'>was</span> <span m='114680'>just</span> <span m='114920'>to</span> <span m='115000'>go</span> <span m='115230'>out</span> <span m='115390'>and</span> <span m='115490'>try</span> <span m='115710'>and</span> <span m='115870'>do</span> <span m='116070'>something</span> <span m='116750'>that</span> <span m='116900'>you've</span> <span m='117070'>never</span> <span m='117250'>done</span> <span m='117450'>before.</span> <span m='119430'>Like,</span> <span m='119590'>when</span> <span m='119845'>I</span> <span m='120100'>was</span> <span m='120400'>flying</span> <span m='120840'>first into</span> <span m='120950'>Sydney</span> <span m='121340'>airport,</span> <span m='121970'>and</span> <span m='122100'>I</span> <span m='122120'>looked</span> <span m='122380'>out</span> <span m='122520'>the</span> <span m='122590'>window,</span> <span m='123670'>and</span> <span m='124390'>I</span> <span m='124510'>would</span> <span m='124690'>never,</span> <span m='125030'>ever have</span> <span m='125250'>dreamt</span> <span m='125505'>that</span> <span m='125760'>I</span> <span m='125970'>would</span> <span m='126230'>ever</span> <span m='126580'>actually</span> <span m='126750'>be</span> <span m='127020'>looking</span> <span m='127310'>out and</span> <span m='127690'>seeing</span> <span m='128039'>something</span> <span m='128800'>in</span> <span m='128960'>real</span> <span m='129229'>life,</span> <span m='129820'>saw</span> <span m='129979'>something</span> <span m='130320'>when</span> <span m='130449'>I</span> <span m='130520'>was</span> <span m='130650'>growing</span> <span m='131050'>up</span> <span m='131405'>I</span> <span m='131760'>used</span> <span m='131990'>to</span> <span m='132090'>just see</span> <span m='132280'>on</span> <span m='132390'>TV.</span> <span m='132800'>And</span> <span m='132940'>I</span> <span m='132970'>never</span> <span m='133210'>thought</span> <span m='133570'>I'd</span> <span m='133760'>ever</span> <span m='134180'>be able</span> <span m='134350'>to</span> <span m='134480'>see</span> <span m='134890'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='136740'>Whatever you</span> <span m='136880'>want</span> <span m='137070'>to</span> <span m='137170'>call</span> <span m='137370'>it--</span> <span m='137790'>dreams,</span> <span m='137950'>aspirations,</span> <span m='138850'>or</span> <span m='138920'>what-not,</span> <span m='140410'>if</span> <span m='140540'>there</span> <span m='140840'>is</span> <span m='140930'>a will,</span> <span m='141420'>and</span> <span m='141560'>it</span> <span m='141640'>sounds</span> <span m='141870'>pretty</span> <span m='142070'>cliche--</span> <span m='142576'>there</span> <span m='142673'>is</span> <span m='142770'>a way.</span> <span m='143390'>And</span> <span m='144520'>I'm</span> <span m='144660'>kind</span> <span m='144810'>of proof</span> <span m='145010'>to</span> <span m='145160'>that.</span> <span m='146140'>I</span> <span m='146240'>never</span> <span m='146510'>thought</span> <span m='146870'>I'd</span> <span m='147020'>be</span> <span m='147220'>living in</span> <span m='147360'>America.</span> <span m='149490'>I</span> <span m='149740'>never</span> <span m='149850'>thought</span> <span m='150110'>I'd</span> <span m='150160'>be</span> <span m='150210'>living</span> <span m='150390'>in</span> <span m='150480'>Australia.</span> <span m='151160'>Or</span> <span m='151980'>Europe,</span> <span m='152480'>yeah,</span> <span m='153720'>because</span> <span m='153960'>we can</span> <span m='154130'>get</span> <span m='154330'>around</span> <span m='154550'>it</span> <span m='154640'>pretty</span> <span m='154890'>easily.</span> </p><p><span m='155510'>So</span> <span m='157220'>always</span> <span m='157590'>kind</span> <span m='157740'>of</span> <span m='157810'>believe in</span> <span m='158090'>yourself,</span> <span m='158640'>and</span> <span m='160400'>try</span> <span m='160730'>and</span> <span m='160830'>surround</span> <span m='161180'>yourself</span> <span m='161540'>with</span> <span m='161660'>people</span> <span m='162170'>who</span> <span m='162950'>support</span> <span m='163410'>positivity.</span> <span m='164080'>And it</span> <span m='164230'>sounds</span> <span m='164550'>cliche,</span> <span m='165100'>but</span> <span m='165530'>there's</span> <span m='165650'>going</span> <span m='165750'>to</span> <span m='165810'>be</span> <span m='165920'>a</span> <span m='165980'>lot</span> <span m='166140'>of</span> <span m='166170'>haters,</span> <span m='166870'>going to</span> <span m='166960'>be a lot of</span> <span m='167190'>negative</span> <span m='167650'>people</span> <span m='167970'>who</span> <span m='170500'>might</span> <span m='170920'>laugh</span> <span m='171300'>at</span> <span m='171490'>your</span> <span m='172580'>dreams</span> <span m='173140'>or</span> <span m='173370'>your</span> <span m='173610'>ideas</span> <span m='174130'>of</span> <span m='174210'>what</span> <span m='174360'>you</span> <span m='174460'>want</span> <span m='174580'>to</span> <span m='174620'>achieve.</span> <span m='175220'>But</span> <span m='175360'>if</span> <span m='175480'>you</span> <span m='175550'>want</span> <span m='175720'>to</span> <span m='175760'>achieve</span> <span m='176130'>something,</span> <span m='178070'>just</span> <span m='178360'>go</span> <span m='178530'>for</span> <span m='178790'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='179355'>So</span> <span m='179890'>with</span> <span m='180210'>me,</span> <span m='181480'>it was a</span> <span m='181780'>while.</span> <span m='182400'>Because</span> <span m='183110'>even</span> <span m='183330'>though I</span> <span m='183490'>had this</span> <span m='183680'>creative</span> <span m='186130'>direction</span> <span m='186560'>or</span> <span m='186610'>this</span> <span m='186780'>creative</span> <span m='187970'>gene,</span> <span m='188340'>you</span> <span m='188430'>could</span> <span m='188590'>say</span> <span m='188750'>that</span> <span m='189000'>was</span> <span m='189170'>in</span> <span m='189340'>me,</span> <span m='189850'>and</span> <span m='190890'>I</span> <span m='191030'>kind</span> <span m='191400'>of didn't</span> <span m='191690'>follow</span> <span m='191900'>it</span> <span m='192130'>right at the</span> <span m='192380'>beginning,</span> <span m='193560'>and</span> <span m='193870'>so</span> <span m='193940'>I</span> <span m='193970'>went</span> <span m='194220'>more</span> <span m='194440'>into</span> <span m='194620'>engineering.</span> <span m='196350'>It</span> <span m='196780'>took</span> <span m='196790'>a while--</span> <span m='197500'>actually</span> <span m='198550'>it</span> <span m='198920'>was</span> <span m='198990'>about</span> <span m='199130'>a</span> <span m='199210'>year of</span> <span m='199620'>writing,</span> <span m='200140'>continually</span> <span m='200450'>writing</span> <span m='200810'>or</span> <span m='201000'>applying</span> <span m='201360'>for</span> <span m='201500'>jobs</span> <span m='202320'>to</span> <span m='202490'>show</span> <span m='202750'>that</span> <span m='202920'>I</span> <span m='202960'>had</span> <span m='203160'>the</span> <span m='203250'>aptitude</span> <span m='203780'>to</span> <span m='203870'>actually,</span> <span m='204140'>hey,</span> <span m='205810'>I'm</span> <span m='205990'>not</span> <span m='206170'>just</span> <span m='206350'>an</span> <span m='206450'>engineer</span> <span m='207600'>using</span> <span m='207940'>one side</span> <span m='208150'>of</span> <span m='208630'>my brain.</span> <span m='208800'>I</span> <span m='208850'>can</span> <span m='209040'>actually</span> <span m='209290'>create</span> <span m='209620'>stuff.</span> </p><p><span m='210380'>So</span> <span m='210750'>it took a lot of</span> <span m='211220'>dedication.</span> <span m='212960'>And</span> <span m='213220'>just</span> <span m='214240'>keep</span> <span m='214470'>plugging</span> <span m='214770'>away</span> <span m='215080'>there.</span> <span m='215220'>And</span> <span m='215360'>then</span> <span m='215560'>eventually</span> <span m='216000'>somebody</span> <span m='217490'>who</span> <span m='218080'>looked</span> <span m='218360'>at</span> <span m='219050'>your</span> <span m='219500'>aptitude,</span> <span m='220400'>and</span> <span m='222870'>gave</span> <span m='223090'>me</span> <span m='223200'>a</span> <span m='223280'>chance.</span> </p><p><span m='224170'>It's</span> <span m='224290'>important</span> <span m='224980'>to,</span> <span m='226360'>I</span> <span m='226460'>think,</span> <span m='227460'>surround</span> <span m='227920'>yourself,</span> <span m='228180'>do</span> <span m='228440'>research</span> <span m='229000'>on</span> <span m='229390'>companies</span> <span m='229880'>that</span> <span m='230000'>you</span> <span m='230100'>want to</span> <span m='230380'>work</span> <span m='230660'>for,</span> <span m='230970'>try</span> <span m='231210'>and</span> <span m='231290'>get into</span> <span m='231500'>their</span> <span m='231680'>mindset,</span> <span m='232240'>and</span> <span m='232370'>find</span> <span m='232610'>out</span> <span m='232700'>exactly</span> <span m='233450'>how</span> <span m='233680'>the</span> <span m='233760'>industry</span> <span m='234170'>works</span> <span m='236210'>that</span> <span m='236360'>you</span> <span m='236460'>want</span> <span m='236610'>to</span> <span m='236660'>go</span> <span m='236850'>to.</span> <span m='238130'>And</span> <span m='238520'>in</span> <span m='238680'>that</span> <span m='238900'>way,</span> <span m='239210'>you're</span> <span m='239340'>going to</span> <span m='239450'>be</span> <span m='239610'>so</span> <span m='239820'>much</span> <span m='240040'>more</span> <span m='242990'>ready.</span> <span m='243580'>And</span> <span m='243830'>you're</span> <span m='244010'>probably</span> <span m='244120'>going to</span> <span m='245810'>be</span> <span m='245940'>successful</span> <span m='246610'>a</span> <span m='246640'>lot</span> <span m='246810'>easier</span> <span m='247150'>than</span> <span m='247360'>when</span> <span m='247490'>it is</span> <span m='247830'>when</span> <span m='247940'>somebody's</span> <span m='248530'>come</span> <span m='248850'>in</span> <span m='248990'>as,</span> <span m='249440'>kind</span> <span m='249640'>of</span> <span m='249830'>when</span> <span m='249910'>I</span> <span m='249960'>say</span> <span m='250160'>like</span> <span m='250340'>a</span> <span m='250400'>bit</span> <span m='250550'>of</span> <span m='250650'>a</span> <span m='250710'>newbie,</span> <span m='251230'>but really</span> <span m='251420'>hasn't</span> <span m='251890'>done</span> <span m='252160'>too</span> <span m='252350'>much</span> <span m='252590'>research</span> <span m='253080'>on</span> <span m='253150'>the</span> <span m='253240'>position</span> <span m='253650'>they</span> <span m='253700'>want to</span> <span m='253990'>do.</span> <span m='254500'>That's</span> <span m='254710'>whether</span> <span m='254820'>you want</span> <span m='255050'>to</span> <span m='255180'>be</span> <span m='255220'>an</span> <span m='255500'>athlete,</span> <span m='256170'>or</span> <span m='256420'>anything</span> <span m='256920'>you want--</span> <span m='257290'>research</span> <span m='257870'>is</span> <span m='258029'>the</span> <span m='258120'>first</span> <span m='258550'>ingredients</span> <span m='259690'>to</span> <span m='260000'>achieving</span> <span m='260500'>your</span> <span m='260730'>end</span> <span m='260839'>result.</span> </p><p><span m='262000'>So</span> <span m='262270'>my</span> <span m='262380'>work/life</span> <span m='263010'>balance.</span> <span m='264870'>It's</span> <span m='265030'>a bit</span> <span m='265280'>hectic,</span> <span m='265730'>because</span> <span m='266060'>like</span> <span m='267050'>my--</span> <span m='268560'>I</span> <span m='268670'>shared</span> <span m='268880'>that</span> <span m='269020'>conversation,</span> <span m='269570'>we're</span> <span m='269700'>giving</span> <span m='269900'>an</span> <span m='270100'>example as,</span> <span m='270510'>when I was</span> <span m='270760'>up</span> <span m='270970'>in</span> <span m='271340'>Portland,</span> <span m='272760'>and they</span> <span m='272780'>say</span> <span m='273160'>a</span> <span m='273430'>creative</span> <span m='273610'>mind</span> <span m='273880'>is</span> <span m='274050'>a</span> <span m='274220'>creative</span> <span m='274400'>mind.</span> <span m='274920'>There's</span> <span m='275110'>no</span> <span m='275155'>on</span> <span m='275200'>or off</span> <span m='275290'>switch.</span> <span m='275700'>You're</span> <span m='275940'>going to have</span> <span m='276220'>ideas</span> <span m='276860'>that</span> <span m='277060'>pop</span> <span m='277520'>into</span> <span m='277750'>your</span> <span m='277840'>mind</span> <span m='279760'>all the</span> <span m='280010'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='280450'>And</span> <span m='280480'>there's</span> <span m='280650'>actually</span> <span m='281240'>a little</span> <span m='281300'>notebook,</span> <span m='282140'>a</span> <span m='282290'>little</span> <span m='282370'>company</span> <span m='282670'>that--</span> <span m='283370'>they</span> <span m='283730'>call</span> <span m='283930'>them</span> <span m='284260'>Field</span> <span m='284660'>Notes.</span> <span m='285630'>And</span> <span m='285720'>one of</span> <span m='285920'>the</span> <span m='286020'>reasons</span> <span m='286360'>is</span> <span m='286550'>for that</span> <span m='286630'>is</span> <span m='286970'>because</span> <span m='287980'>you</span> <span m='288130'>can</span> <span m='288670'>quickly</span> <span m='289000'>scribble</span> <span m='289540'>something</span> <span m='289930'>out,</span> <span m='290230'>because</span> <span m='290450'>something</span> <span m='290620'>will</span> <span m='290770'>pop</span> <span m='290980'>into</span> <span m='291180'>your</span> <span m='291250'>head,</span> <span m='291550'>you pull</span> <span m='291860'>out your</span> <span m='292140'>notepad,</span> <span m='292660'>and</span> <span m='292860'>you just</span> <span m='293060'>write</span> <span m='293240'>it</span> <span m='293400'>down.</span> <span m='294290'>And</span> <span m='294470'>that's</span> <span m='294690'>with</span> <span m='294850'>the</span> <span m='295040'>creative</span> <span m='295410'>mind.</span> </p><p><span m='295995'>And</span> <span m='296650'>it's</span> <span m='296995'>not</span> <span m='297340'>like</span> <span m='297680'>a</span> <span m='297740'>nine-to-five</span> <span m='298390'>job</span> <span m='298630'>where</span> <span m='298870'>it's</span> <span m='298980'>like</span> <span m='299150'>a</span> <span m='299200'>job</span> <span m='299570'>which</span> <span m='299740'>you're</span> <span m='299830'>kind</span> <span m='300020'>of</span> <span m='300110'>like</span> <span m='302490'>you're</span> <span m='302780'>just</span> <span m='303050'>kind</span> <span m='303240'>of</span> <span m='303360'>doing.</span> <span m='305190'>In</span> <span m='305340'>the</span> <span m='305440'>jobs</span> <span m='305690'>that</span> <span m='305850'>I</span> <span m='305980'>do,</span> <span m='306085'>you're</span> <span m='306190'>actually</span> <span m='306640'>creating.</span> <span m='307160'>So</span> <span m='307370'>there</span> <span m='307580'>is</span> <span m='307910'>kind</span> <span m='308100'>of</span> <span m='308180'>like</span> <span m='308560'>you</span> <span m='309060'>could</span> <span m='309260'>suddenly</span> <span m='309590'>start</span> <span m='309920'>having</span> <span m='310190'>to</span> <span m='310300'>get</span> <span m='310450'>up</span> <span m='310700'>on</span> <span m='310850'>set--</span> <span m='311450'>if</span> <span m='311570'>you're</span> <span m='311670'>doing</span> <span m='312010'>photography</span> <span m='312160'>or something</span> <span m='312310'>like</span> <span m='312560'>that--</span> <span m='312940'>maybe</span> <span m='313150'>about</span> <span m='313380'>6:00</span> <span m='313690'>in</span> <span m='313750'>the</span> <span m='313820'>morning.</span> <span m='314840'>It</span> <span m='314950'>could</span> <span m='315180'>run</span> <span m='315420'>a</span> <span m='315460'>little</span> <span m='315640'>bit</span> <span m='315820'>long,</span> <span m='316450'>could</span> <span m='316535'>like</span> <span m='316620'>15</span> <span m='317170'>hours,</span> <span m='317670'>et</span> <span m='317930'>cetera.</span> </p><p><span m='319250'>Or</span> <span m='319390'>then</span> <span m='320570'>in</span> <span m='320750'>design,</span> <span m='321430'>we</span> <span m='323120'>might</span> <span m='323420'>be</span> <span m='323650'>designing</span> <span m='324300'>a</span> <span m='324370'>product,</span> <span m='324920'>and</span> <span m='325470'>basically</span> <span m='325800'>we</span> <span m='326130'>won't</span> <span m='326610'>leave</span> <span m='326960'>until</span> <span m='327230'>we're kind</span> <span m='327470'>of</span> <span m='328050'>satisfied</span> <span m='328660'>to a</span> <span m='328820'>degrees.</span> </p>","file":{"id":572407,"video_id":"","name":"2881-Alan - IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":329305,"thumbnail_url":null}});