Hacking Your Way To The Corner Office

BBH Labs/New York is looking for a Creative Technologist to join their team and help them “make things.”
Here’s what BBH’s ideal candidate looks like:

You never stop tinkering, playing with things, hacking and combining to create new species. Your life is a digital social experiment; the way you live exposes the way you think, and what you make defines who you are. You love to watch people and uncover the nuances in life where you can make a difference in peoples lives. Technology is your oxygen you need it every second of the day and always want the freshest air, but you understand that not everyone is like you, so you can translate it into natural consumable language.
Do you have these type of skills? Actionscript 3, CSS/HTML, PHP, Processing, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, iPhone, Android, Arduino … and can create exquisite interfaces in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash etc?

Vince LaVecchia of Instrument in Portland believes “this is what it takes to be a marketer today.” Which is an interesting point, since very few “marketers” know jack shit about coding.
Obviously, coding is something that can be handed off, but in general it pays to know something about the work that’s being doled out to an employee or vendor.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.