I am 34yr old designer with an art school background and 11yrs of work experience in advertising and interactive firm. I had been most succesful designer in a Indian FIRM for almost 7yrs straight. But for last 2-3yrs I am supposed to manage & train almost 30 designers (all of them are without ART School background, they are skilled in working design S/Ws). I had a tough time, i couldnt manage to train them into good designers. My firm management says FOR LOG TERM CAREER & GROWTH, I SHOULD BE A BETTER MANAGER & TEACHER rather than A GOOD CREATIVE PERSON. Here i am not agree with them, as i cannot teach creative & design. So i tried to look for another JOB. To my most surprise, a 34yr old designer is not in demand, and if someone offers a job its on term of much lesser salary.
I am really get depressed, CAN SOME ONE PLEASE ADVICE ME what are the long term career graph of a creative person. I mean at what age where he designer should be.