Posts Tagged "creative"

January 25, 2010

Working 9-5; Must Haves


As many of you know, all of us Okay Great-ers forged our magical friendships through our old firm, Flywheel Design. It was amazing and we did amazing things and we ate locopops together and it was great. Then we all got laid off. Rather than boil in the pain and the anger and grief and utter shock (wait, I’m still boiling) we’ve all made it through to the other side. For my part, well, I got a job! And though I’m thankful to have a place to show up to Monday through Friday, I made a promise to myself that I would, um, be myself. That means professional and creative. I love this new ad campaign for Salvatore Ferragamo’s SS 2010 line shot by Mario Testino. It’s my inspiration to never fall back on lumpy jeans and hooded sweatshirts on the job. I feel like I need to present the best of me at all times and fraying denim doesn’t say, “I’m smart and powerful and love my job – oh, and don’t fuck with me” quite like a luxurious quilted box jacket, pencil skirt and heels. I just picture Claudia above franticly panicking to pick out the right shoes that say the right thing for Monday morning.

Plus, the best advice I ever got? If you work in a creative industry, you better look creative. Sometimes it’s a thrill for your clients to go through the process of working with an agency. If you show up in a cheap gray power suit with Rite Aid nylons (like them) you’re going to disappoint everyone at the table. I aim to never, ever disappoint.

See my picks and purchases for office ware after the jump!

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July 29, 2009

Downtown Croquet: Day 3

Today’s match was between Fullsteam + the Durham Performing Arts Center and boy, it was a doozy.  Let’s just say, there were a lot of socks.


And there it is, folks!  DPAC has been eliminated by Fullsteam.  It was an admirable effort on the parts of both teams.  Fullsteam pulled ahead early, after knocking two of the DPAC players’ balls into the far area of the park more than once (we play with “prison rules”–no out-of-bounds).  DPAC rallied in the second half and sealed a second place finish but in the end, Fullsteam was able to slip past and finish each player’s game.

As always, you can see photos from the game at our Flickr.  Tomorrow’s match will be between Baldwin& and Ignite Social Media.  Fridays playoffs are being moved to the lawn at DPAC.  If you’re downtown-come out and watch!

After the jump:  Socks.  Lots of ‘em.

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July 27, 2009

Downtown Croquet: Day 1

So, as some of you might have heard, Flywheel is hosting a croquet tournament here in downtown Durham.  8 teams.  5 days.  No survivors.


Ok, there are survivors.  You got me.  Today was round one of the tournament and we found ourselves pitted against our friends at Original Projects/Durty Durham.  It was a tight game through the first stretch but in the end, we prevailed (obvi).  We had, as they say, the eye of the tiger.

You can see photos from todays match at our Flickr.  Check back throughout the week-we’ll be updating daily  and by Friday we’ll all know who rules the school.  Or, the croquet field.