I technically started coming into the agency I’m at now (VML) after being given a tour when I was 14 because I was deadset on being a graphic designer. I would come in on my spare time after school and on days off to play around with Adobe apps on the Creative Director’s computer and be a little “cool hunter” of websites for him. At 16 I became an intern, at 17 I became a contractor, and finally at 20 I was officially hired (I’m fairly tenacious).
This personal account is naturally in response to the meme of the momennt—Five Things You Don’t Know ABout Me. By the way, Steve Hall lists his five things in Waldman’s comments because Adrants wasn’t a good fit for the material. He says, “It’s just that I have no venue with which to share my five things. Adrants is hardly a blog anymore. It just uses blog software to publish advertising news and opinion.”
I would suggest SteveHall.com but it’s already spoken for.