To the exec who will never read this…The things I wish I’d said…
I am passionate about design. To the point of obsession. It’s not a job, it’s a way of life. Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme, but I can’t look at anything and NOT think about it’s design. How it functions, how it’s made, how it’s used. I specialize in analyzing the complex and breaking it down to make it simple (ok – maybe not always simple – but MANAGEABLE at the very minimum). I like to watch a good design experience change and morph as ideas are contributed and erroneous functions stripped, and then to pick the design apart and test to see if/when and where it breaks.
I LOVE working with a team. I love pushing a team to be inspired, motivated, driven to explore new ways to improve upon everyday things. I like to work with the group and I love the challenges that come into play when you interact with larger teams. There’s something compelling about the mix of creativity, humor (sick and twisted jokes tend to be in abundance), stubborn-ness (what is it about creatives that makes them this way??), add in a few egos, a pinch of politics, sprinkled with a healthy dose of project deadlines and non-creatives who like to add things to the frying pan. 🙂 For whatever reason, this is the environment in which I thrive.
I have so many new ideas of ways to improve the overall efficiency of the team, Ways to show the rest of the company that the design team is an asset, that if utilized, could change the way people perceive the company at large, as well as improve the experience people have with every public facing interaction that we deploy.
Would have been great if I’d said all of that. BUT… I didn’t. Totally bombed it. Ugh. Ok maybe BOMB isn’t the right word for it – but I have this horrible nagging feeling that I screwed up. Sometimes, interviews just suck.