Today there was a post simply saying "Wieden+Kennedy Seeking Designers, Writers, Thinkers, Makers" (sounds kind of like stalking, no?). Suppressing the urge to scream, in my bad Chuck Heston, "W+K is made of peoplllle, it's PEOPLLLLLLE!!!!!!!1!, I sallied forth down the URL.
I mean, what the hell, right? I may only have junior designer skills, but I'm not afraid to bite the big one, as my personal history might amply illustrate. We shall not explore that territory here, however. What I will say is that I think I filled in an employment app. I think so. It was a polished but adventurous sortie about what I think of myself.
I was given a list of qualities, and checked off the ones I think applied to me. I found out I was checking off quite a lot. I'm sure I wasn't Lake Wobegonning myself, but I do see a whole lot of those qualities in myself. Thing is, they're not all operant in all situations: sometimes some qualities dominate, and some qualities I only use every once in a great while. It's like I was looking at a bunch of tools on a shelf; which do I use most often.
Above all, I was honest about my responses. I do believe these things of me are true things. Self-evaluation is sometimes an escapade–a rather harrowing one.
In the end, after posting the last response, I was informed that Robin will be contacting me. Robin may be like Betty Crocker; she may or may not exist, because as many people as want to be able to say they associate with W+K, they'll have to clone her (or him) due to the demand on this.
I've gone way off course here, though. The real point of commenting on W+K's seeking was that amazing web questionnaire. W+K are famous for their creativity, and this was a tangible example of why they are. Not everyone I know would think of this: a folded ribbon, kind of like a Möbius strip, carries all the textual information. The opening screen has a subtle way of getting you to click to the next bit of info (I'm wondering if it was an IQ test now).
The whole experience combined submission of information and the solving of a puzzle. It was fun, and even though it was visually very simple, it was visually very engaging. The flow was obvious and it was kind of an adventure. And if you go, whatever you do, don't pull the pullchain ...
Oh, hell, pull it. It won't hurt anything.