STUFF I'VE DONE: Worked for another News Ltd paper in the ad dept. Lochlan Murdock didn't pop in either. (Like father, like son).
STUFF I'VE DONE: Worked in a Graphic Design dept of a News Ltd paper. When Rupert Murdock came for a visit, he never popped in to say hello
STUFF I'VE DONE: As Commercial Artist at my 1st newspaper job, some days were so quiet, I would draw jet cars all day.
STUFF I'VE DONE: Of course I loved art class in high school but they didn't grade art so some kids just messed around.
STUFF I'VE DONE: Kids used to get me to illustrate their school projects. They got good marks for initiative but low marks for effort.
STUFF I'VE DONE: The art on my heading pages in my school exercise books were so detailed that I kept the art & through away the books.
STUFF I'VE DONE: When I was 14 & 15, my school made me illustrator for the annual school magazine.
STUFF I'VE DONE: I used to draw so much that my school exercise books looked more like art journals.
STUFF I'VE DONE: By the time I was 12, I had over 50 model planes hanging from the lounge room ceiling. (It was my own air show)
STUFF I'VE DONE: When I was 10, I made an army tank from 'my' junk. It had an old toilet seat as the hatch.
STUFF I'VE DONE: When I was 5, I lived in flats that had a huge junk pile. My 1st playground. One day it was all gone. I was devastated.
STUFF I'VE DONE: I used to make the best cubby houses. Kid next door was so jealous but we had the best junk.
STUFF I'VE DONE: As a kid I used to jump off the house roof with a big plastic bag as a parachute. (I was a paratrooper)
STUFF I'VE DONE: As a kid I used to make a wall of boxes in a door frame & smash through. (I was Superman)
STUFF I'VE DONE: When I was 12, I made a town on my bedroom floor using small boxes, toy cars & soldiers for people. (Young urban planner).
In the old days (when everything was still in black & white) ...actually, that sums up the newspaper I worked for.
In an early newspaper job, I would keep the drawings & photos in this thing called a Filing Cabinet.
Change is normal; I was a Paste-Up Artist for a newspaper. Yes, thats real 'Cut & Paste' people.
Be open to change. I worked for a newspaper that went from 'hot metal' typesetting to full digital workflow in 4 years.