Monday, January 11, 2010

Search/update



Recruiting update. Applications continue to roll in for the design job. With a week to go, I've received way more than I expected.

One application stood head and shoulders above the others, and I met the applicant last week, and hired him the next day.

I'm going to continue to review applications, and host something fun for 6 or so people whom I'd like to meet and possibly collaborate with someday. So if you haven't gotten your application in, or even if you have, that's the new prize. I'll contact those people next week.

Thanks again to everyone who helped me in this process, and particularly to everyone who put so much into their application. This search has been enriching, and it continues to unfold.

Jelly

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. you make comments about how creative people wait until the last minute to get their work done, and still hire someone before your set deadline for submissions. rad move. really rad move.

I'm Jelly said...

Hey Anonymous - I can understand your disappointment. I'm continuing to review applications up until the 15th, and based on that, I look forward to meeting with a small group of candidates with the intent of expanding the network of talented, generous human beings I collaborate with in some way in 2010 and beyond.

Jelly

Anonymous said...

I agree, what a bunch of crapola. Jelly the jerk?

I'm Jelly said...

The Internet is mean!

Anonymous said...

No bud, it's you with your prosaic bla, bla, bla. Checked your ad inventory when with WK. Just a bunch of crappy commercials resulting in what? Now, on your own, you stroll into your office after 8:00 and want to restart your career. No thanks. The internet is very mean.

I'm Jelly said...

When we were setting up 12 and recruiting for it, we got a steady stream of stuff like this, and it was hard to process. I have a friend who's an ECD at a respected agency, and he called me distraught because some anonymous internet dude posted what an "asshole" my friend was. "Am I an asshole?" he asked me.

It's rough out there. Especially in the advertising business. What about the ECD in Chicago who killed himself after that gossipy ad website lead a digital lynch party because they didn't think his ads were good enough? It's rough out there.

Anonymous, thanks for letting me bring up this point. That'll be the end of nastiness on this blawg. I'm all for honesty and candor, but with some humanity, please. And preferably, a name.

Thanks y'all,

Jelly

roberthuston said...

Haha, the internet can be mean. Can't be angry he picked someone. I am new to town, but I continue to research and research studios here in Portland - and there are some awesome, brilliant designers, I would love to even meet, yet have the chance to collaborate with.

Perhaps the reason I am so nice on here, is I am young with limited experience, but every project I've worked with others on, has, I won't lie, has been frustrating at times, but totally worth it in the end. So many different creative minds working together may and usually does yield a solution that wasn't thinkable before hand.