For some reason, I didn’t think I was weird enough for an agency. It seemed like the kind of place where Willy Wonka would have worked if the candy thing hadn’t worked out so well. Looking back on it, though, that’s just silly. I’ve always secretly pined to fill my days dreaming up creative ideas and being surrounded by a room full of artists, designers, developers and eccentric folks. “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men,” Wonka says. Modern agency life is a lot like that: A little nonsense and a lot of wisdom. And the longer I work here, the more I discover the secret skills that make agency life an even better fit for me. These are the skills I have picked up along the way that have helped me thrive in the 7+ years of my agency career.