Friday, March 21, 2008

Was this bribery?

Last Thursday I had my first interview in two decades... Yep. I said decades...

The interview was for a freelance position with a local company. I was told to bring samples of my work, so I decided to get out my Bind-it-all, some coasters, some papers, some chipboard, some index cards, and some favorite justjohanna stamps.

These are what I made. I attached my business card to the front page of the notebook. Fortunately, the recipients liked the notebooks and thought the it was a clever way to present a business card.

I *thought* I used paper that was one of the company's products. Sadly, as happens all too often, I was confused. Ah well. Such is life.

I also put together a small scrapbook containing shrunken layout scans, photos of altered projects, and a ton of cards. The scrapbook easily was 3" wide!

They liked what they saw and I've gotten my first assignment to determine if my style would be a "good fit". Unfortunately, I won't be home all that much next week as the teenager and I will be going on a road trip to re-visit a college to help her reach a decision. However, ideas will be simmering, which is the usual start of my "creative process".

So, what do you think? Bribery or not?

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Gorgeous work Kathi!! I think it's not bribary if your showing your talent :)
    Wonderful presentation!

  2. That's brilliant. I've always been your #1 fan and I can say with complete certainty that if they don't snatch you up for a permanent position, they're fools. ;)

  3. They are awesome - hey, its not bribery - you're just showing them what you're made of!