The City of Los Angeles is searching for a "Graphics Designer" with the best ad ever


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/19/the-city-of-los-angeles-is-sea.html


#2

“Please take pity on us and come rescue us from the person who created this want ad.”


#3

Not at all, I think the ad is clever and fun. Usually in government those qualities are punishable, but the occasional exception makes me happy.


#4

The City of Los Angeles apologizes for the playful recruiting advertisement.

Those responsible have been sacked.


#5

Hey, I worked really hard on that ad.


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#7

Good job! I like that Fauvist/Mondrian thing on the left. (Or was is supposed to be a Paul Klee?)


#8

Ingenious. It appears that they should hire whoever came up with that design, as it is perfect for its function.


#9

Wow - what a wide range of salary. No idea how you could live on the low end in LA. I’d apply if they let me work from home, but I am sure there are much better designers locally.


#10

It looks like there are several positions being filled.


#11

Yes, but I am not seeing where working remotely would be an option.


#12

I’m in !


#13

I just meant to explain the range. The low end is $46,708 to $68,319 which would be about the average income in LA even though the expense of living there is so high.

I don’t know if they allow remote work, but I guarantee unless you at least had the ability to drive in when needed it probably isn’t available.


#14

Gee, I didn’t remember how exhausting it was to draw using your mouse…


#16

ohhh, i’m sorry – the ad clearly states they are looking for a GRAPHICS designer.


#17

They did- Look at the salary offer.


#18

Btw, I know a bunch of councils that would have posted such an ad…candidly.


#19

Please don’t crush my dream !


#20

When i first got really into using photoshop i didn’t have a drawing tablet and did 100% of my drawing and editing via a mouse and it was a huge pain in the ass. Never again :frowning:


#21

As a (former) professional graphics designer, I’d say this is feckin’ brilliant. It’s fun, very eye-catching, and conveys a sense of ‘we urgently need you!!’. And I’m saying this without satire; I really think it’s great.