Illustration I did of my friend Chelsie back in 2010.
I originally began my training as an illustrator before I started working in advertising. For me it helped a lot as the core skills of illustration are about condensing stories into images. Story telling is a powerful tool in advertising.
For any young art director starting off, pick a word - any word and explore the ways you can convey it. Show it in illustration, photography, video and sound. Learn to build up the ways you can tell a story.