This one was quite a bad one.
I sent my CV and link for a designer job for the Sherlock Holmes Museum. John Aidiniantz replied back saying he couldn’t reach the link from the server. So I emailed some JPEG’s from a couple of projects.
To which he replied:
“What does the termites design have to do with Victorian design?
Please read the advertisements before replying to them.
If I can assist further please let me know.
For a minute this wounded me a bit, then it just pissed me off.
I felt the need to defend myself.
So, I haven’t got Victorian design on me, does that mean I am incapable of producing it better than the shit they had on their site? Fuck No.
Could I do it better that the crap they were pitching anyway? Fuck Yes.
If this guy didn’t get that he was a short sighted nimrod [obviously]
Well I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get this job anyway so what the hell…I fired off this reply in my defence.
‘The Termites’ was a design for a children book. All the illustrations I sent you are examples of what I am capable of doing, in various styles for various completely different projects, as opposed to simple a ‘cut and paste’ artist as the advertisement quoted.
Quite obviously none of them are Victorian but I believe I am capable of being able to draw anything and being inspired by everything whether it is 1920’s fashion to animal poems to Victorian design. These as I mentioned before, were purely examples of that.
Thank you for your time.
………..Ah well, that’s another one down. I hope he replies to that email. Then I’ll have the upper hand and be able to ignore him.
I’m so depressed.