Monday, September 12, 2011


I'm in the process of hiring graphic designers. Normally in the past I've used designers that I know, which is both better and worse. Now, though, I'm looking for freelance designers for project work. I've got a bunch of resumes and portfolios emailed to me, and I'm going through them. I'm judging their work at a task that I know I cannot do. I'm judging their emails and resumes and language to try to decide if they're reliable and if they're someone I want to work with. I'm sitting here simplifying a list of people, of human beings desperate for work, down to summations a sentence or two long. Many of them I'm outright deleting from my list. Just deleting entire people with the tap of a key.

The entire exercise does not feel good.

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