I’m an adman. For decades I worked full time at the world’s most respected and glamorous ad agencies; when they were all about great ideas and selling products and services. Nothing else. Advertising has radically changed in many ways and most would agree the golden years have been over for at least decade and never to return, now it’s all about big tech and politics. Tim Lindsay the CEO of D&AD says clients are not paying ad agencies enough, he’s 100% right because this issue is reflected in the state of the industry, declining in every possible way, especially in creativity, salaries and job security. A few years ago I left the industry by choice but sadly today’s creatives cannot do the same, they’re trapped in freelance purgatory. I’m still super creative and apart from several hobbies I’ve been doing a lot of design and illustration. It’s been great fun and very satisfying.