#459 Red Deluxe.

Gotta be nostalgic for a minute today, folks. My junior year of college, I was lucky enough to land an internship at Red Deluxe Brand Desire— a very cool ad agency in downtown Memphis.

My office was on the first floor and my apartment was 4 floors above it, so I literally just rode an elevator or walked to get anywhere I needed to go. My VW stayed in the parking garage for much of that summer.
In the hallway of my apartment building:
On the street outside my building my last night in Memphis. I look like such a baby!
I spent my days working on ideas for a Memphis Grizzlies ad campaign and doing logo and branding brainstorming that was mostly awful. I felt like a child amongst professionals, which I most certainly was, but our boss Martin was always gracious and willing to give me a shot at whatever project the experienced art directors were working on.
The office was always fun and crazy, with the guys playing basketball for a photoshoot in the hall or the morning breakfast parties that happened once a week. They even invited me to the agency night out to a Memphis Redbirds game where we had a catered meal in the skybox. I had never lived totally alone in my life, and it forced me to be an adult for a little while. I learned more that summer than I did in 4 years of undergraduate work, I think.
Today, my sweet former boss called to ask if I would like to design a project for Red Deluxe and I was completely flattered. It’s a series of concert posters for Live at the Garden. I’ll be designing posters for ZZ Top, Huey Lewis and the Goo Goo Dolls among others. I feel like I’m finally getting to sit at the grown up table of my career.


Monday, April 4th, 2011

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2 thoughts on “#459 Red Deluxe.

  1. Erin,
    Congratulations on the great opportunity!How cool a job is this!?!! Please post your amazing work when you get it done, can't wait to see the posters!
    Missed you at the last 3rd Thursday, Please perform again soon.
    Ms. Terri

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