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Punk’d: The Interview

Being a part of The Brick Factory team is quite a prestigious nod, it is a tough gig to get; I should know, I am the newest member of this wonderfully, technologically savvy crew. My journey to this desk came with its fair share of hurdles. One interview, two interviews, the days waiting for the call that I had been chosen, but in the end I not only received the position but also a warm welcome as I pulled up a chair to my new work station.

I have now been with The Brick Factory for about three months and believe I have made myself right at home. I have worked with USAgainstAlzheimer’s, Melcrum, Panthera,  and Podesta. I have truly enjoyed getting to know everyone at my office as well as the wonderful clients that work with The Brick Factory. I thought this might be a good time to make my full introduction.

My background in marketing, entrepreneurship and publishing, allows me to take a unique approach to managing a client’s digital strategies. With emphasis on campaign management, creative marketing techniques and on-point writing styles, I have an eye for tailoring a project to engage current readers, potential clients and prospective contributors to establish the proper intersection between the needs of the client and the follow-through of the audience.

I moved to DC following a nearly eight year stint in Nashville where I earned a B.B.A with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Belmont University. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, and spending time with my wonderful husband and two rambunctious puppies.

While my experience getting to The Brick Factory was quite normal, a few interviews, a job offer, and a start date, the same cannot be said for the following young interviewees. Perhaps this is a new trend that I happened to luckily sneak out of, or maybe these are just some hiring managers with a twisted sense of humor, or lastly perhaps this is a true test of a potential hire’s character. Whatever the case might be, I am beyond thankful that the crew here at The Brick Factory did not put me through this torture – not yet anyway.

What do you think, could you get this job?

Summer Internship at The Brick Factory

We are looking for an intern to join our team for the summer. The job description is below as well as instructions for how to apply. We’d love to hear from you!

Summer Internship at Brick Factory

The Brick Factory plans and executes world-class digital campaigns for non-profits, trade associations, advocacy groups and brands. We believe in simple solutions, setting clear goals and objectives, and providing great service to our clients. We believe a good website or campaign is never done and the launch of a website is the beginning, not the end.

The Brick Factory intern will be responsible for supporting our Strategists in conception, implementation and analysis of many digital initiatives. This includes website, social media, email, mobile and other digital marketing efforts that support new business and client programs. This position calls for an individual with strong communication skills, analytic skills and creative thinking ability. This position requires a highly resourceful individual who can think on their feet and can focus under pressure.

What you can expect from this internship:

  • To Work: Do not be fooled, you will be put to work. Researching, creating, outlining, and executing strategic plans to the highest ability will be your average Monday.
  • To Grow: The Brick Factory has high expectations of all interns and believes that in order for you to get the most of your time here, meeting and exceeding mutually defined goals is of top priority.
  • To Compete: A summer internship at the Brick Factory will provide you will the skills and experience necessary to compete in the fast-paced, ever-changing digital technology industry.

What we expect from you:

  • You’re a fun person to be around.
  • You have a passion for work in the digital industry and are excited to explore the digital-sphere
  • You’re a problem solver. You would rather figure out the best solution than be told how to do it.
  • You’re organized. You can manage multiple projects at once and are dedicated to hitting deadlines.
  • You have some experience with HTML, marketing and sales research, and analytics tools.

What you can expect from us:

  • A great work environment, with plenty of opportunity to learn
  • A metro accessible office in downtown Washington, DC
  • Compensation during the extent of your internship
  • A fun team of enthusiastic and talented people

The Details:

Dates May 15, 2013 through August 15, 2013 (can be flexible for the right candidate)
3 days a week in the office

Sound interesting? Take a look around our website, blog, Facebook and Twitter. If you think we’d be a good fit please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@thebrickfactory.com.

Tyopograhy inspiration

What’s Your Type? 5 Sites with Great Typography

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what is said when the design itself lies within the formatting of the word? Each letter, each stroke has a meaning, has a purpose and makes a statement all its own. So how many words, ideas and expressions are portrayed in a perfectly curated and properly polished typography based website? Two-thousand? Three? Fifty? It is my perspective that this expression of sophisticated design cannot be quantified, rather simply appreciated for what it is.

So much lies in a word. A single word can stir emotions, spark excitement, cause a raucous, and make you stop and ponder, all within the meaning, purpose and in the web world, the design of the word itself. Below is a list of some of my favorite typography based websites. I chose these for the use of tailored fonts specific to their brand, the use of specific color to highlight their chosen text, and the seamless integration of just the right number of fonts used. (more…)