Here are some skills I've learned on the way.
Spot the heart.
CONCEPT & CREATIVE CAMPAIGN DEVELOPEMENT
Out of all the skills listed on this page, this is the one I've worked hardest on, always interested in finding new angles and ways to communicate something, anything.
It seems like this billion dollar industry is a creative playground, and I want to be part of the people that explore it responsibly.
Growing up I played "time machine" with an empty egg carton.
Although I lost my programming skills just when I finished college, I'm glad I still know the basics and can communicate through this language - I will not be the one programming, but I can translate to finds solutions through tech.
Some of the ideas that I feel proudest of have never seen the light - like a time converter I imagined could connect people with the planet, once they understood the difference of time perception when you're on Instagram vs nature.
I switched to a "digital" agency just in time for the social media hype and it feels good to know how to move around both "traditional" and "digital" advertising.
Some how I ended up in event planning projects and I've learned a lot on how brands can create wonderful experiences and everything that goes behind every photo opportunity, keynote and invite.
I've also been part of planning a couple of close weddings and those have been challenging as well.
For a while there I thought great advertising needed to be about social work, but I then learned that it can be fun and entertaining too, like in the good ol' days - without the stereotypes.
Having Netflix as a client opened my eyes to see advertising's full potential on entertainement.
I've never been as nervous as the day I presented the Intimate Words project at the 2015 Iberoamerican Congress on Orality & Cultura at the UNAM (one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America).
I'm currently working very hard on sharing my Cannes Lions See It Be It learnings with women around the world through personalised video conferences.
Out of all the crew, gaffers always seem to marvel me with the way they treat light and make anything beautiful or ugly, being on set and watching them do their thing is one of my favorite activities in advertising.
Last year, it took me on a crazy 4 day shoot in the Amazon Rainforest and I recently discovered that some of the footage for the show's campaign ended up being part of the official trailer.