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CC Rider
03-16-2009, 09:58 AM
What would be an accurate job title for a one man operation?
Someone who writes, shoots, edits, animates, photographs...handles all aspects of Pre thru Post Production with the exception of being the subject matter expert.

...its a long story but I really could use suggestions on a suitable job title that implies all the above and is short enough to fit on a business card.

I was thinking "Digital Media Project Manager" but "Manager" sounds more like an administrator that a creative person...maybe "Director" or "Specialist" on the end...

Any ideas?

03-16-2009, 10:02 AM
How about 'Production Director', 'Chief Production Director', or maybe 'Media Production Director'. I thought 'Executive Producer' at first, but that sounds a little off since it makes most people think of television production.

03-16-2009, 10:06 AM
How about Principal, 'Company Name'

03-16-2009, 10:08 AM
creative director

03-16-2009, 10:15 AM
Wii always hurts... {new wip}
Had a good chuckle over that one. Nice work. :)

03-16-2009, 05:40 PM
"Man of many hats" :D That best sums it up for most of us!
I use Producer/Editor on my card. I'm not thrilled with that, but it sums it up pretty well.

Rod Seffen
03-16-2009, 06:54 PM
I think it would look more impressive and get you more work if you actually listed out all your abilities than come up with some bland title. Business cards aren't that small. It's not as if you have to fit it all on a postage stamp.

03-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Creative Director works- thats what I use for concept artist, lead animator, technical director, director, lead modeler, line manager, office manager, lead lighting artist... etc that my role fills :) It's just a pity that I don't get that many paychecks...

CC Rider
03-16-2009, 07:45 PM
It's actually not to get more work...I work full time in a corporate office. I was hired 5 years ago under the job title "Electronic Media Training Manager". I was hired to develop training videos, and since they didn't have anyone else like me there, they just added me to the training dept even though I was actually doing work for Marketing, Training etc...
After my review, it was discussed separating me from the training dept, becoming my own "department" and giving me a more accurate job title (and more $$!) and I was having a tough time coming up with a title that fit comfortably.
It looks like its going to be Digital Media Project Manager.
In the corporate world "Director" has a different meaning so Creative Director didn't work.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
I'm still interested in hearing alternate job titles though since it is not yet set in stone (or 2x3 card stock as it were...)

03-16-2009, 08:21 PM
It looks like its going to be Digital Media Project Manager.
In the corporate world "Director" has a different meaning so Creative Director didn't work.

Ahhhh yes. It most certainly does. With all your responsibilities, I thought maybe you were in business for yourself. I think your legal dept. might have issue with that title.

"The Man" would probably work. :)

Rod's got a good point though... but I took it a little bit overboard once. At IBM, years ago, we simply went to a web page and filled out what we wanted on our cards. No one really checked them. They simply went to the printer. So just to see if our director would notice, I removed the boring "Principal Architect" part and put in "Designs Some Pretty Complicated Shlt".

It went through. Man did I get my a*ss chewed when a box of 500 came in my mailbox with one taped to the side of the box. We had a good laugh about it later and I was actually able to keep them. I never did figure out as to who in the hell needs 500 business cards for office work though...