Asif Khan, the Head of Strategy at Carrot, placed a fishing line for “unicorn talent” into the world last year. Prancing and plodding along my career path as a frustrated unicron, I noticed this...Continue Reading →
I was that student - that person who told anyone who would listen to me that I was going to be in HR after graduation. After taking a couple of Human Resources classes I felt this was my destiny...Continue Reading →
So, what do you do?
Me: I’m a copywriter.
Oh cool, you write novels and poems and stuff, right?
Me: Not exactly.
You copyright books then?
Me: No, I’m actually an advertising copywriter.
Oh…like Peggy...Continue Reading →
Once upon a time I had a revelation underneath the desk of my previous employer. As I was wondering why my PC wouldn’t turn on and of-course pondering life, I realized that I wasn’t happy where I was...Continue Reading →
There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t sit and appreciate the journey that I’ve been on - and continue to go through. It all started in Louisa County - a small town, located in the heart of...Continue Reading →
After 2 ½ years of freelancing, being strangled by Gene Simmons, building a house with Vanilla Ice, looking into Martin Scorsese’s eyes and getting a death stare I decided that I was ready for a...Continue Reading →
“THIS IS HER!” Emily announced to every single person on my first, second, and third day at Carrot. Alas, a second member to the one-woman media team. I couldn’t have been more excited about the...Continue Reading →
The first time I left New York after an internship four years ago, I was jazzed…to be leaving. As I stepped off the plane back into crisp Oregon air, I thought I’d never leave my home state for a city...Continue Reading →
“Ever thought about working in New York?”
“Nope” I replied to Ben, on Facebook from my office in Canberra, Australia.
I was never a strong designer. I was a math and programming jock, with no...Continue Reading →
Getting to know Carrot started with a text from a former co-worker letting me know about an opening: “I really, really like working here” he said.
It continued with one of my first conversations with...Continue Reading →
Two Truths and a Lie
I’ve always wanted to work for Carrot.
I proposed to my wife on the front page of Buzzfeed.
I’m related to Vladimir Putin.
And now for the spoilers….
I have ALWAYS wanted to...Continue Reading →
Judy Fraser is one of the strongest willed, firm yet loving women I know. She’s successfully raised four children, mostly on her own while advancing her career. Judy is a role model, an amazing woman...Continue Reading →
We are the interns. We eat peanut butter, pizza, stale bagels and all other forms of free food. People may not know us by name but swear they totally know our face. We make awkward conversation and...Continue Reading →
When I was little, I was a very picky eater: sugar, meat, cheese, bread/pasta & potatoes. My mother once took me to the Rabbi (they were tight) to get him to convince me to eat veggies. Jews don’t...Continue Reading →
“I’m getting out of advertising,” I said in early 2014. After almost five years in the game, I was tapping out. I had been with small boutique agencies, large PR firms, and full-service shops that...Continue Reading →
“We’re so super stoked!”
When I received this email, accompanied by a gif of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air doing the running man, was when I knew I found my place in the universe. But let’s rewind a...Continue Reading →
“Um, well….I quit my job already. What should I do?” This is what was going through my mind October 9th, when I received news that would eventually change the course of my life (dramatic, but true...Continue Reading →
As I write this welcome blog sitting on Santa’s lap, I am realizing that Christmas is over. This isn’t Santa. It’s a guy with a beard. I’m in Brooklyn. Everyone has a beard. Let me tell you the story...Continue Reading →
Back in good ol’ Chicago, my bestie4lyfe, Lauren, told me there was an opening at Carrot for an Art Director (the first art director position at Carrot, EVER.). I had already heard magical...Continue Reading →
Moving back to New York City was probably one of the best decisions I've made this year. Before Carrot, I was a Fellow for AOL's automotive brand Autoblog. My experience at AOL was a great...Continue Reading →
After a few months of freelance work during a period of unemployment, I came across Carrot by happenstance. I was involved in my usual daily routine of sending out resumes and applications when I came...Continue Reading →
It was only my second day at Carrot, and the entire office of 100+ people was already loudly chanting my name in unison.
“ASIF! ASIF! ASIF!”
Seriously, a guy could really get used to that. I’m pretty...Continue Reading →
Carrot was different. No urine test. No standard cover letter and resume submission. No, when I arrived at the Carrot site to apply, I was asked to explain what super-power I would have if I could...Continue Reading →
As soon as I hopped off my plane from Austin, I cabbed straight to the Carrot office to grab the keys of the apartment they were putting me in while I found a place to live. This was the afternoon...Continue Reading →
Flashback to 1996: a mini Perry, age 12, seriously short, seriously full of attitude (sorry mom). In response to "What do you want to be when you grow up," I wrote "Lawyer." Really...Continue Reading →
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
That's something my parents have told me since I was very young and it's something I take with me wherever I go. Thanks mom and dad.
Finally being here...Continue Reading →
“You’re going to need to be able to read his mind.”
Such was the most important requirement told to me during my interview that I needed for the job I was seeking. Since I am writing this welcome...Continue Reading →
A funny thing about HR is that it kind of gets a bad rap. Like recruiting– anyone who has had a bad experience will forever remain a hater. The truth is, as someone with a recruiting background, I was...Continue Reading →
The first time I stepped foot into Carrot headquarters was the last time I ever wore a suit jacket.
It was May of my senior year. With graduation season on its way, I had finally begun to accept the...Continue Reading →
"You've only been out of college for a year and you've
already had two jobs --can you explain?" That is a question that I have become all
too familiar with during my most recent job...Continue Reading →
So this is a little weird... because I know I've definitely been here before. I first met most of Carrot a year ago, when I interned for the summer. I started as a Strategy and Analytics intern...Continue Reading →
I never planned on working in advertising. I was a photojournalist, honing my skills at my college's daily and passing through a couple of professional community newspapers. I loved meeting new...Continue Reading →
Social situations can often be awkward.
When you're a college dropout, in the age of social networks where most everyone has completed (at least) four years college, first encounters are...Continue Reading →
Since my freshman year in high school, I've been interested in computers. I learned basic networking from Cisco gear, jumped into hacking for a bit (went to Las Vegas for Defcon 21), had a scare...Continue Reading →
If you were to read my preschool "All about Lauren" book, you'd learn that my hopes and dreams consisted of working at a grocery store as a bagger --and I'm happy (sad?) to say those...Continue Reading →
Alexa joins us as a design intern from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
I've always dreamed that my track as a design student would lead me to life in a big
city. The question has been...Continue Reading →
Yunzhe joins us as a strategy intern from the University of Virginia.
"What's your major?"
After my answer, the interviewer's voice would always trail off...Continue Reading →
I was at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and had just finished inspecting a pair of Nike Air Max trainers from 1992... Actually, lets go back a bit...
I grew up about 30 minutes south of...Continue Reading →
A lot of what drives what I do involves skating to where I think the puck is going to be. I left Connecticut as a college student to head out West, towards California. Living in San Francisco provided...Continue Reading →
Carrot Creative is the first place that ever intimidated me. It's also the only place that I've ever been rejected by.
When I first stumbled upon Carrot, two and a half years ago, my first...Continue Reading →
Miki joins Carrot as a digital production designer; she was previously a graphic designer at Thomson Reuters.
Who knew my career would change from a Radio Personality/TV Reporter in Japan to a...Continue Reading →
Sean is Carrot's first remote developer, and the youngest person at Carrot; ever. He's currently in Wisconsin and will begin relocating to NYC this summer.
I discovered Carrot by accident...Continue Reading →
The first job I ever really wanted was to be that person in the airport who takes your ticket to board the plane.
You see, I've always had issues with my ears, and so flying was painful; and...Continue Reading →
I just started here at Carrot, but my experience with the company began long ago...
...over five years ago, to be exact, when I was studying graphic design at Indiana University. On one of those...Continue Reading →
Daneka joins our QA department from OpenSky where she was a QA Analyst.
I like to say that software testing is a lot like playing a game of 'Where's Waldo.' The difference however, is...Continue Reading →
When we were blissfully ignorant children, our parents wisely told us, "You can be anything you want to be." And they meant it. Although inspirational, that statement is extremely...Continue Reading →
I'd never known what it was to be part of a work family, until I joined Carrot.
Carrot is a company with merit, status and awesome personality. I didn't really know this when Alexis, Director...Continue Reading →
"It's important not to quit prematurely. The people who get what they're after are very often the ones who just stick around long enough... You can't count on success; you can only...Continue Reading →
Graeme joins us as a designer. Prior to Carrot, he was the illustrator at turntable.fm.
It's funny to think that I used to draw my favorite logos and cartoon characters in the back of my...Continue Reading →
Harris joins us as our newest analyst. Hailing from North Carolina, he was previously an insights analyst at McKinney.
How did I end up at Carrot?
I followed this mantra: 'Never settle, and be...Continue Reading →
Henry joins us as a development intern. Prior to Carrot, he was the Country Director/ China and Recruitment Manager in Asia at Rustic Pathways.
I started learning to code because the internet is the...Continue Reading →
Andrew joins us as a ux designer. Prior to Carrot, he was designer/developer for Atlantic Records.
I'm perpetually on the outside looking in; so imagine my horror when asked repeatedly to share my...Continue Reading →
Sarah joins us as an account supervisor from Canvas where she was the director of strategy.
"Oh, where did YOU come from?" Now, imagine that in a really nice, no, really I'm genuinely...Continue Reading →
Persistent Little F*ck... those are the words that Mike chose to describe me when, after over two years of being on the outside looking in, I was being invited to become a part of the Carrot family.
I...Continue Reading →
When I started my internship as a UX Intern this summer, I immediately knew that it'd be one to remember. As the end approached, I began to think of a way to save all the memories. I could make a...Continue Reading →
When I was asked to write a welcome post for the Carrot blog, I thought that I would detail my journey from a dead-end University where I dreamt of a future at Pixar, to an unbelievable life change...Continue Reading →
Lenny joins us as a community manager from the New York Daily News and The Boston Globe where he served as an online sports editor.
Once upon a time there was a college newspaper adviser who was fired...Continue Reading →
Bruno joins the team as our newest Producer. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @brunog
"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is – full...Continue Reading →
Gary joins Carrot as the Director of Ad-Ventures from KCP Capital.
I've had the opportunity to visit Carrot as a friend of the family over the years and always found it to be a special place to...Continue Reading →
As a Quality Assurance Analyst, it's my job to try and break things. I'd like to say that I got the job at Carrot because my awful drawing skills broke their website. Here's how it all...Continue Reading →
Emily joins us from RIT as a JR. UX Designer.
"Are you serious?!" is probably not the correct word choice to instill confidence into the person who just offered you a job but it was all I...Continue Reading →
Everald joins the family as our newest Analyst! Please welcome him to Carrot with a friendly tweet: @EezyV
It was 7AM and I was on a ferry from NJ to NYC for my interview with Carrot. I had no idea...Continue Reading →
Amanda joins Carrot as our newest Strategist. Send her a friendly tweet to say hello: @AmandaKRue
It was exactly 1,257 days from when I first tweeted Mike Germano to when I started my first day at...Continue Reading →
Have you ever experienced that pivotal moment when you realize you have no idea what you were meant to do with your life? It's commonly known as the post-college freak-out. Well, that's where...Continue Reading →
Josh joins Carrot as our Design Intern. Please welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @joshuawetstone
Every year, RIT holds a massive career fair geared towards digital agencies known as...Continue Reading →
Tom joins our Dubai team as a Strategist and resident Brit. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @tomhbird
Just two days before my first day at the Middle Eastern outpost of Carrot...Continue Reading →
Amy joins as a Strategist. Welcome her to the family with a friendly tweet: @amybenz
I arrived in New York on a Sunday and started work with Carrot on a Monday. A bit over-ambitious in terms of jet...Continue Reading →
Matt joins us as Social Activation Manager in our Dubai office. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @meontap
So the conversation went something like this:
Me (to my dad): I have an...Continue Reading →
Matt joins us as an account executive with a media planning background from MediaCom.
Things really do have a way of working out - especially when you'd least expect it to.
I'd say it all...Continue Reading →
_Scott joins us as a Production Manager in our Dubai office. Welcome him to the family with a friendly tweet: @swells__
A little over two years ago, I flew to Austin, TX for my first trip to SXSW...Continue Reading →
Marion joins us as a producer from BuddyMedia.
In days of yore, you'd join a company after college and work there through retirement. At this point in my life, I think I've worked for as many...Continue Reading →
Daniela celebrates her first Carrotversary.
As a Producer, I have this thing where I'm really focused on deadlines and what everyone needs to contribute by a certain time in order to get things...Continue Reading →
Bonnie joins us as a designer from ARGUS in Boston.
We all get comfortable with our lives, our jobs, our friends. We know what we like, and we know what we don't. We get to a point where we feel...Continue Reading →
Juliette joins the team from Big Fuel as a Producer
The first time I was in a room with Mike Germano, and heard him speak passionately about the company he had built, I couldn't think of anything...Continue Reading →
Sam Shepherd is an Art Director student at Miami Ad School interning for Carrot Creative this quarter. Follow him on Twitter at @samtheshep.
I should not be allowed to do this.
Interns are pixel...Continue Reading →
There are 4 things that I look for in the companies I choose to work with: passion, creativity, drive, and balance. And Carrot's got 'em all in spades. From my first interview to my first...Continue Reading →
I'm a body language expert. So when I asked if Carrot had a ginger quota they were trying to fill by hiring me, I stared them down in search of the truth. NO WAY was I going to sell out and let...Continue Reading →
We've effectively crossed off three things from the Carrot's needs list, all with the hiring of one very bright man.
First, we've fulfilled our beard quota. It's not that we Carrot men...Continue Reading →
Good developers are hard to come by... especially right now. As brands, agencies and companies embrace the power of technology, more and more people are hiring in-house talent, putting developers in...Continue Reading →
Carrot Creative is a growing company. That means that everyone here has enough work to do without worrying about scheduling meetings, ordering the company Thanksgiving dinner and playing fetch with...Continue Reading →
Hello Carrot Creative blog readers my name is Kaitlin Villanova and I am the newest member of the Carrot Creative team here in Dumbo Brooklyn. What attracted me to Carrot was the creative environment...Continue Reading →