14.2.10

Looks matter.

In 1994, I was hired as a “graphic designer”. My title meant that I could create graphs in Excel and make slides in PowerPoint. (It was the dark ages.) My boss needed his assistant to turn on his computer. We could smoke at our desks. (I am 100 years old.)

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Let’s flash forward to 2010. Wellington Road used to be in a bad neighbourhood. It didn’t have a banner. It looked dodgy. A serious blogger wouldn’t live on Wellington Road. Looks matter!

Wellington Road needed an extreme makeover. Our staff has come to the rescue. We demolished it. (We blew it up.) And in just 10 minutes, with a high-end design application (Paint), we created a banner. A Valentine for you, loyal reader. Because this is a bona fide operation. At Wellington Road, we have a banner, and we take blogging seriously.

12 comments:

giftsofthejourney said...

Funny stuff "smoke at your desk" and "100 years old." I remember when doctors and nurses smoked in the hospitals and told you to have one too if you wanted to keep weight off and how whenever I flew I felt like I had been licking an ashtray the whole way.

Love the new look ... it's about management kicked it into overdrive.

From AA to NZ said...

My favorite view down the road. Always tried to capture it in a photo, but never could. Congrats.

From AA to NZ said...

Gifts: love the licking the ashtray image.

followthatdog said...

Love the new look! You are obviously big time now.

TechnoBabe said...

This is interesting, new banner and serious huh. I guess if you are "100 years old" that makes me 120!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the banner.

Madame DeFarge said...

Glad to see that you're keeping up appearances. Important in our business. Hope all well.

lilmagoolie said...

yay!

Spencer L Casey said...

In the 80's we used to have parties after hours at the radio station. Smoking, drinking, gettin' to know each other. Man, that was a good job.

Aliceson said...

It's about time! Just kidding, it looks great though.

harmzie said...

Love the new look. Very simple & elegant. Makes me look even more backwoods than I was last week. I'll get over it. I probably won't change it. Unless I do.

Around that same time (1994/5) when we first got email, our section head would print off (actually, his secretary would) his emails & the org-wide ones - you know, the ones that go to *everyone* - he'd slap a little distribution sticker on and send around in the inter-office mail. That manager has actually passed on now, so it's become one of those "quirky" fond memories... :-)

Nanc Twop said...

Nice one.
Blog and Banner, I mean.

New reader here and
(jic you like to know this sort of thing) I got here via your post on the Wizard of Oz.

And it never occured to me that the antipodean viewers didn't know Oz was hovering over Kansas...

Thanks ;-)