Very few people who read this blog, and even most of my friends, have no idea what it is that I actually do for a living. I kind of like this, it makes me artificially mysterious. The fact that I flew around 150,000 miles last year only increases the rumors that I’m a covert agent, rumors I may have spread myself. Here’s what most people think I do:
- Photographer – because I studied it in college, have had gallery shows and some know that I shot for the New York Times as well as a few national magazines.
- Videographer - because I have reviewed video equipment, regularly yell at Final Cut and its render times on Twitter and because videography is big in my family.
- Marketing – because I did work for a marketing agency back in Missouri and I’ve been known to kvetch about horrible marketing campaigns I see online.
- Public Relations – because it is known that I represent a few non-profits and it’s what just about everyone in my family does or has done at some point in their lives.
- Internet Celebrity – because, well I’m still trying to figure this one out.
- Technology/Gadget blogger - because of this site, though I hardly make a living off of it. It pays for itself, like a hobby that breaks even. I’d love to make it more profitable but that hasn’t happened for me, yet.
In reality, it’s a little bit of all of the above. I do marketing and public relations for food commodity boards, resort communities, restaurants and chefs. In the past I’ve also done this sort of work for political campaigns, pharmaceutical companies and the military, among others.
But now that I’m in San Francisco, I’m looking at other options, especially options that put me in the heart of the technology sector. It’s always been a dream of mine to work for one of these companies. As a kid I wanted to work along side Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. These days it’s the small, scrappy startups and the cutting edge companies that catch my eye. KIXEYE is the latest to enrapture me.
I have a penchant for going after companies that are doing awesome stuff. That video above is absolutely epic. This is the kind of company that I’d frag to work for. I want a CEO that dons a unicorn head and leaves his office via a rope ladder attached to a helicopter. I mean, COME ON!
You might remember several years back that I wrote about a marketing company in Columbia called “Pure“. I wrote about how I wanted to work for them, how their creative reel had me chomping at the bit to get in with them. Apparently I’m a sucker for a sweet promo video. A week later I was being interviewed for a job.
For Pure was their creative reel that caught my attention. For KIXEYE it was a jobs advertisement posted in a MUNI station, as seen above. Look, it’s a bare-chested, roided-out unicorn, wearing jeans and shooting laser beams through his eyes at Nyan Cats.
The very night I saw the advertisement I went home and searched through their job listings. Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t see anything that fit for me. It seemed everything was game design or engineering related.
Then a few months later I saw it once more and said, “why not check again?” I did and saw a few positions that actually fit my capabilities and passions. So I’ve applied for a job! We’ll see what happens from here. I’m excited about the opportunities living in San Francisco affords me but am also well aware of the awesome competition in the job market.
Here’s hoping I make the cut at KIXEYE.