Design Directors and Managers who went up and down the career ladder from an individual contributor to managing/leading a team and back to the individual contributor level (and maybe back to management again) in agencies, startups/tech, or in-house. Whether it's due to company/team reorg, demotion due to poor performance, personal reasons, etc.
These career back-and-worth steps have an impact on emotions and feelings of self-worth. They also can hinder your career path or unexpectedly offer new opportunities.
What's your story?