Maybe you stumbled across my resume recently and you're thinking you like what you see so far. Take the next step and see what others say about what I can do and what I am like in the positions I've served.
You might think that performance reviews are a very personal affair. I guess that can be true. I recently dug through an older stack of papers related to the past jobs I've held. While I was taking my trip down memory lane I thought, it might be useful to you (a possible future employer), to read first-hand what my previous managers thought about the job I did for them within the companies I've worked for. So sit back and enjoy a bittersweet cup of joe!
From a gone-by era
This one starts it all off for me. Back in the time when desktop publishing was just getting going. Fresh out of art school— I couldn't wait to break out into the workforce and work in an advertising agency.
Nothing like a manager dodging the pay raise bullet so early in my career, LOL!
Hmmm, no real talk of a raise this time either. I'll just work harder I guess!
Jr. AD: I like the sound of that
Moving out of the studio handling all the other creative moving through, I finally get a crack at being the one who actually comes up with some cool ideas.
California here I come... watch out west coast!
Seems as I move forward in my career, the reviews get a little bit longer in length. I must have been busy.
See a trend?
I make the decision to change it up a little and focus on digital media. Having thought that I accomplished what I needed in the print realm, I wanted to get ready for the big wave that was surely coming.
Some of the best times I remember. Kumbaya!
Leaving the agency life
I came to a point where I wanted to see what else was out there. Perhaps to work directly for the clients I've served so well. It was during a time where I was starting a family and needed a little more security. Right after a quick little stint of freelance opportunity, I found a great biotech company to work for. Who would have known it would be joining forces with a bigger fish. And within a short 2 years after, things got conglomerate big.
Invitrogen turned into Life Technologies through a merger with Applied Biosciences and Life was bought out by ThermFisher Scientific not long after. They were turbulent times to go through, but the creative work we accomplished as a team was second to none. My sincerest thanks to the team I was surrounded with during those years. It was a blast!
I look forward to the next chapter in my professional career. I hope I am lucky enough to find a place that serves its customers and clients the only way I really know how. If you happen to still be reading this, please take a look at some the more recent AD-VENTURES I've had in continuing my career filling it everyday with highs and lows, creativity and joy,in order to solve new business challenges!