Friday, April 10, 2009

Specialists wanted.

The website for the DeRamos Group's division for web design and other Internet media is up and running. We're in the process of filing our Rolodex (note to self: buy an actual Rolodex...okay, maybe not) with people who kick ass in their chosen field of art/science/trade/etc. Our first call is for computer artists (that is, artists who use computers for their work, not so much computers that create art) - graphic designers and illustrators. Having good artists on-call would help with various aspects of DeRamos Media, from making aesthetically pleasing websites for our clients, to cool album art for our music division's recording artists (DeRamos Music's website is still in progress), and whatever else needs to be done.

At the risk of sounding like a self-important douche (which I am, albeit mostly hyperbolically), I am not wired to focus. Sure, that could mean that I'm a "jack of all trades" - doing various things decently well, in broad strokes - but it also means I'm a "master of nothing." It is actually quite the liability to be constantly shifting gears. To take DeRamos Media's output to a higher level, for various projects, we will need to collaborate with, subcontract to, and hire people who know their stuff and do it well. Plus, it almost looks like we're trying to do our part to save the (local? state? national? global?) economy by creating and maintaining this network of kick ass. I don't want to jump the gun and congratulate ourselves for being good citizens just yet; there's a lot of work to be done in the meantime.

That said, we'll post more calls for more types of positions as the DeRamos Media ball continues to roll. We'll update the Help Wanted section of the site.

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