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Andrew McLeod WRI115 P RESENTATION OR M Y FIELD TRIP / INTERVEIW WITH H ILE D ESIGN + P ORTFOLIO THOUGHTS + W ORDS OF W ISDOM.

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1 Andrew McLeod WRI115 P RESENTATION OR M Y FIELD TRIP / INTERVEIW WITH H ILE D ESIGN + P ORTFOLIO THOUGHTS + W ORDS OF W ISDOM

2 H ILE D ESIGN, LLC A NN A RBOR, MI Founded in 1984 BC (Before Computers) as Hile Illustration by Dave Hile. Name changed to Hile Illustration and Design in 1986. Moved to current location on Jackson Rd in 2000. Becomes Hile Design, LLC in 2004. Currently staff of 12 Designers, Illustrators, Web Gurus, and Adobe Ninjas.

3 M ISSION S TATEMENT  “To build brands resulting in business growth for our diverse clientele of local, regional, and national firms. Our aim is to exceed our clients’ expectations for creativity, service, and measurable results. We believe in integrated on- and- off-line branding that touches our client’s customers wherever they “live”.

4 G OALS  To offer an enriched media platform for clients through their “Key Discovery” process.  Become one of the largest advertising/graphic firms in the Great Lakes Region.  To have move designer clocks on their walls than anyone in the history of man.

5 CLIENTELE

6 C ONTACTS  Dave Hile Owner/President, Hile Design 734-995-1245 ext 12 dhile@hiledesign.com dhile@hiledesign.com  Bill Hile Temporary Comptroller bhile@hiledesign.com bhile@hiledesign.com

7 P OLITICS, PER D AVE H ILE  Q: What are some of the politics, or unspoken rules of your company?  A: “We have just two: Do badmouth fellow employees and don’t steal their work. We don’t have a strict dress code or anything like that. We ask that you be on time, do some good work and be ethical.”

8 I NTERVIEW : I N P ERSON  Q: What happened to the last person who had the position I’m applying for?  A: She had very excellent design skills, however she had very poor deadline skills. In a fast paced operation such as this, an employee needs to have both.  Q: Where do you see this company in five years?  A: Hopefully, we’ll still be here and grown out both national and regional. Don’t get me wrong, our company has a good foothold in the industry, but things in this industry change at a quick pace. Also, I hope we have another dozen clocks up on the wall.  Q: Since this job is very computer oriented, whats the company policy on computer use for personal things?  A: We really don’t mind it too much. As long as the employee not facebooking, tweeting, and ebay shopping all day and doing the work needed, we’re okay with that.  Q: Would there be any future opportunity to advance within the firm?  A: Always. Employees come and go. We’ll always look inward to fill higher positions first, but sometimes there is a higher qualified individual in the market.  Q: What are the day-to-day responsibilities of the job?  A: There will be a lot of illustration, brainstorming, designing, copywritting, and proofreading. You’ll be a part of the team, an equal, if you’re hired.  Q: Do you think my skills/portfolio matches up to what your company is looking for?  A: Yes and no. There are some really good ideas and layouts that I see here, but they need further refinement. I would recommend that you look into the process of making mock websites into ready-to-go slices for live web. Also, try to look into using a bright palette of colors without using a lot of black.

9 P ORTFOLIO F AVORTISM GOES TO …

10 T HE COVER LETTER

11 O FFSITE POSITIVE  Postive environment to grow and nurture ideas.  Confidence builder.

12 W ORDS OF WISDOM  A Doodler, A Table Drummer, and A Talker become An Artist, A World Class Drummer, and An Effictive Communcator……. … with Practice


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