Back in April 2009 I was approached (via Twitter believe it or not) by Mike Germano, the president & creative director of Carrot Creative, a new media marketing agency located in Dumbo, New York City. Mike was seeing if I would be interested in working for Carrot Creative.
At first I didn’t take it as a serious job offer (seriously, who offers a job via Twitter?) however I thought I should follow it up. I had a look through the Carrot Creative website and then realised why they had contacted me via Twitter – they are a company that specialises in social media marketing. After looking through their rather creative website (check out their contact page) I replied to Mike via Twitter letting him know of my interest in the job.
Three days later, I still had no reply. I sent Mike an email. Nine days later, still no reply. I thought I would try one more time; I emailed Mike again. Two days later I had finally received a reply. We organised a time to speak via Skype and it went from there.
Forty emails later, and a few more Skype interviews I was ready to sign the contract… which I did in late June. I am happy, humbled and privileged to announce that I am now apart of the Carrot Creative team, starting January 2010.
I will be moving my whole life to live and work in NYC early 2010 – a huge but exciting move. At this stage, the move will be for at least one year.
Carrot Creative has just written a kind welcoming post on their blog.
Update: 25/7/09 – Thank you everyone who has emailed, messaged or Twittered their congratulations, tips and friendly advice. I really have been overwhelmed, I really do appreciate it! Thank you.
Update: 21/8/09 – It’s official!
My US working Visa has been approved and my flights booked for January 2010.
Update: 22/3/10 – I love Carrot!
You can read about why I love Carrot Creative here in this interview.
Update: 6/6/10 – Moved on
I have left Carrot creative and moved on to freelance for studios in NYC.
About Carrot Creative
Carrot Creative is a new media marketing agency that “specialises in social media, application development, and user experience, all in the name of brand development”.
Some of their clients include: Disney, Ford, Weber Shandwick, Saatchi and Saatchi, Major League Baseball, JCPenney, The Onion, Pepsi, Unilever, Crayola and MTV.
One of the main reasons I chose to sign with CC was because of their fun, not-too-serious vibe. It’s obvious via their website and corporate communication that they are bunch of friendly and fun individuals, all of whom I look forward to meeting all whom I love.
Carrot Creative also specialise in the areas that I am most interested in; social media, branding & new media so Carrot Creative seemed like is the perfect fit.
As for this blog and the other blogs, I do plan to keep them updated as much as I can while over in NYC, but for now I can not predict how often – I am hoping at least once a fortnight.
I still plan to freelance while over in NYC however on a much smaller scale and with much more focus on logo & identity design. My goal is to have fewer, but larger clients.
Also, if any of you are based in the NYC area, please do let me know… it would be nice to meet up with a few like minded individuals especially since I will be leaving my whole life behind in Australia.
Also, if you have any questions, comments or helpful advice I would love to hear from you. Thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point, it’s been a blessing.