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17.2.07

can anything be beautiful? preface

sometimes there are crazy opportunities you just want to take up. if you ride the life-train like i do, sometimes they come out of left field and all anyone else can do is shrug in amazement. i got my first real job that way. i was a temp at an ad agency, filling in while someone else got the job and i ran after the sales rep from our pre-press bureau, calling him a 'duffer' after he'd left something behind. 2 weeks' later he gave me a job as the receptionist there, 9 months later i was an apprentice and finally after 4 years i finished my trade in Graphic Pre-Press. File under Opportunity Knocks.

then i packed it all in and went to art school! ha!

W+K london are currently calling for 'talent' for their WK Side project, encouraging those 'outside adland' to create online content for the chance to work with them for 3 months in London, being trained by some of the best planners and writers in the world (the others being here and here). File under Opportunity of a Lifetime.

unfortunately for me, I have to file it under 'Opportunity of a Lifetime (If Luck Still Loves Me)'. W+K need their new kids to be on the block by the 10th April. i arrive on the 6th May. bugger.

but seeing as it's such a gorgeous question, a fun task and a great chance to muse on some more philosophical ideas (as opposed to the sausages and council clean-ups governing my current focus), i thought i'd step up to the plate anyway. And if W+K read it and like it, well, fantastic!

Stay tuned for the next 3 installments of Can Anything Be Beautiful?

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5 Comments:

At 20 February, 2007 13:26, Anonymous Rob @ Cynic said...

You are sooooooo kind to be so complimentary about us - if you're ever in one of the cities we're in, pop in and we'll take you for a veggie sausage meal.

 
At 20 February, 2007 23:49, Blogger lauren said...

oh god, anything but a sausage meal!! i can't look at those things for the next 3 months at least :)

but thanks for the thought. maybe just a cup of tea instead.

 
At 21 February, 2007 08:18, Anonymous Rob @ Cynic said...

Consider it a deal ...

 
At 23 February, 2007 00:50, Blogger Age said...

Hey I'm so stoked about my mention! Thanks, Lauren, it's put a big smile on my face! :)))))))

I stopped by the W+K offices when I was in London last year, the place is just as cool and creative as you think it's gonna be. Just an incredible space. Knowing what kind of people are there, they would love someone like yourself - arty, opinionated, a little crazy, anti-adsuit chick. In the words of Dan Weiden himself... "Just Do It."

 
At 23 February, 2007 10:38, Blogger lauren said...

boy! both you and rob are easy to please - those links are only a matter of "a href="..

but seriously, it's you guys who rock..\m/

 

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