I stumbled upon advertising purely by accident.
I don't know what I want to do after school. Yeah, everyone has an ambition. I had some, at least. But they changed.
I salute you who sticks to their ambition when they were young. For those who are like me, don't worry. People adapt to changes of the environment. That's how human survive. We change accordingly to what we are going through.
I always admired designs. I thought I like designs.
Ended up taking graphic design at an art college, which pisses me off. The whole three years syllabus was more about drawings than doing actual graphic designing. I quit after a short while.
The time between the quit, and the self-made second choice was kinda long. So, not gonna talk about it this time.
So, I took computer science. And did pretty well. But the job hunting after was hell. Been to a number of interviews, but none have feedback. Practically jobless for months, until a friend introduced me a job as a graphic artist at the place where she work. Well, since I (thought) like design, I took up the offer.
After a while of doing it, I didn't like it. It's not that I don't like it at all. Just that I prefer the process before the execution of a design. The brain storming part of it. The whole idea behind. Damn.
I was not fortunate like many of you. I don't have anyone to guide me of what I do. I was like thrown in the middle of the sea to find my own land. And there's a huge difference between advertising and design.
And here I am, after years of doing it, I'm still fiddling with my brain everyday for ideas, trying to earn a mark for myself. And love every moment of it.
But if anyone of you wants to work in advertising, don't!