HAllmark CArds

The Department of Advertising and Graphic Design.

As a designer I work for a pretty great company. I know a lot of people bag on Hallmark, but as a design house we do really amazing work (yes I think of us as a design house, not a card company. We make much more than cards). It’s not a perfect job, but it is fun, and I get to be extremely creative working on some pretty fun projects.

Now if I got to choose another place to work, I have to admit I think working for “The Department of Advertising and Graphic Design” at MoMA would be pretty awesome.

You would be living in New York, working for one of the greatest art institutions in the world, and designing some really amazing stuff (everything from posters to way finding systems, to interactive applications and websites). Seriously, check out the work this small team of 11 have been producing. It might make you say you want to work here too. You just need to get in line behind me though.



Two years ago when I bought my MINI convertible, I went about three months before someone in the parking garage at work put a two inch long crease in the drivers door. The new 128i lasted just two weeks before someone at work managed to put a half inch long gouge in the paint on the passenger door. I shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. It has happened to every new car I have owned and parked in a lot at work for the last 10 plus years.

The thing that always gets me is, they have to know they did it. You hit someone’s door hard enough to dent it, or take the paint off to the primer, you probably look to see what happened your car, see the damage to the other and say something like “Oh Shit!”

What blows me away is, you work with these people, and even in a company the size of mine you’d think there would be some level of mutual respect for others property. I know, wishful thinking. None the less, since a car on average is 25 grand, you would hope that the person parking next to you would be careful getting in and out of their car. I guess I should be realistic, and take into account the number people that treat their vehicle like a rolling trashcan/filing cabinet. If you don’t respect your own car, you sure as hell won’t respect mine.

Well, here goes $125.00 to KC Colors, to buff out and touch up the paint on my less than one month old car.