But people do want things that expand their possibilities. Can “ads” do that? Sure. Why not? Ads could be, instead of digital billboards, turds splooshing down from the sky, intelligent things that help you actually accomplish things in life a little more easily, passionately, curiously, excellently.
…ay you handle yourself in that conversation speaks about you as a person. However, don’t be greedy. At your junior stage, you’re pretty much the design equivalent of Magikarp. You flop around, splash and take time to level up. Thus, you will be paid as such. It’s up to you to gain experience and add value to your company.