Name: Megan Young Gamble
Title: “The Project ExecutionHER™”
Company: Get Level Consulting, LLC
Company URL: https://getlevelconsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megangamble
Please share advice for young women considering or starting a career in print… Which includes design, sales, marketing, and all jobs within.
I had no clue about the level of detail and options in the paper industry until I worked in the product development department on packaging development and artwork as a project manager.
Working in the health and beauty world, there are numerous stakeholders involved from R&D, marketing, design, product development, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, And the deliverable to produce warrant various options to consider from printing type, ink, communication strategy (retail collateral vs DTC collateral), measurements, cover versus text, substrate, FSC, and countless others can be a lot.
However, you do not need to know all the specifications of each substrate. That’s where learning your specialty and defer to recommendations for other cross-functional teams to aid in your knowledge for the desired outcome. It takes a team to execute it all. Then, clap for yourself because you’re staying a student!
How have mentors helped your personal and career development?
Mentors have been instrumental in my career. I, too, constantly seek mentors to aid in my development. I strongly recommend having different mentors for the multiple facets of your life.
I have different mentors for my personal and business goals because I learned one mentor may not be all that you seek for development. Each of us are unique with various layers, and we need mentors that suit our respective need and help us blossom.
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