It takes time to build a winning squad
Slowly, slowly catchy monkey.
Looking for the right people can be like that.
Building a formidable team — a squad — is for sure.
It’s about playing the right people in the right position.
To what some might call a system, but what we call a way.
Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist and investor in Airbnb, put it concisely (and bluntly):
“Don’t fuck up the culture.”
He makes a good point.
So we build a squad slowly, thoughtfully, but with passion.
It’s about winning.
Teams have a duty to each other.
They build on each other’s strengths; they cover weaknesses.
Talent can only take you so far, but hunger?
Hunger carries you; hunger is contagious.
A hungry team is a formidable one.
We’re always on the lookout for talented, hungry people to join us.
But there are a few roles we are thinking about right now.
If either sound like you, then perhaps we should get to know each other.
Client Services Director
You’re a starter-finisher.
You make stuff happen.
You’re super smart and culturally savvy.
You have opinions on the latest sounds, theatre, comedy, crop rotation in the fourteenth century.
You’re comfortable at the top table (say, senior management level.)
You want to grow the business you work for.
You’ve got the nouse and tools to do so.
You sniff out opportunities.
You know that taking a position is a powerful engine for fame, and fame means growth.
You know that a position is only as good as its constant maniacal execution.
So you drive and manage the explosion of client brands and their positions.
You’re comfortable leading projects spanning branding, culture, customer experience and marketing communications.
You’re a ninja at putting together and managing teams to deliver them.
And you roll up your sleeves and get stuck in too.
A squad needs that.
Every squad needs a captain.
Is that you?
You’re a maker.
That’s what you do.
From the smallest pixel up, you make stuff: identities, campaigns, animations, print, digital.
You happily edit together films.
(Hell, you may even shoot ‘em too.)
You’re technically savvy.
Crisp vectors, cunning retouches, dancing logos, speed ramps, you’ve got it all goin’ on.
But you’re almost always hungry, hungry to develop your skills.
When you don’t know how to make something, you suss it out.
You know you’re RGB from your CMYK, technically for sure, but you see the beauty in just the right two Pantones cosying up together or deliberately bashing heads.
You know your Bob Gill from your Eric Gill, your FHK Henrion from your Armin Hofmann.
You’re a cultural hoover (that’s like a Dyson).
You suck up references from electronic music to opera, cartoons to art house.
And you have opinions on all the above.
You see that taking a position is a powerful engine for creativity, not removing your spark plugs.
You know positions are only as good as their constant maniacal execution.
Sound like you? Let’s talk.
Making is the new thinking.
That be the truth.
Join the Squad
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