Monday, August 20, 2007

Can/do art directors read copy?


While searching on a job site for adland opportunities over the weekend, creative superstar in the making Ed Howley came across this fascinating recruitment ad:

Average Ad agency requires mediocre graphic designer/art director.
Limited career opportunity for the right person.

You will be required to do stuff that bores you witless. The ability to cope with the mundane and senseless would be beneficial.

The ability to design and create below par finished art with ease, speed and no sense of accuracy would be expected.

Your folio, or the one you've plagiarised, should pretend to have immense industry experience should demonstrate almost nil creative ability across a broad spectrum of design.

A very clicky, nasty non-team player with an eye for pettiness is a must.
You will be poorly rewarded financially and emotionally for your efforts.

If you are proficient on a mac with a solid knowledge of Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and Acrobat plus have a thorough knowledge of pre-press and print production then you're not right for the job, because you'll show your co-workers up.

If this sounds like what you're after, we can put you onto a number of agencies where you'd fit right in.

If it doesn't sound like what you're after then send us your resume, we're ready to get the 'right' person now.