Tue Apr 8th 2014

Now Hiring: Assistant Project Manager

Now hiring: Advertising Assistant Project Manager
You’re a planner by nature - naturally obsessing over every detail ensuring things are practically perfect. Out of your circle of friends and family, you’re probably the one who organizes the best parties, vacations or weekend adventures.  In your work life you flawlessly execute projects and have mastered the art and science of managing a team. You might even consider yourself a little bit of a control freak! It’s ok. We won’t tell. In fact, we like it that way.

Tue Mar 18th 2014

redpepper approved: Ali in Wonderland

Today on redpepper approved: Ali in Wonderland

Who recommended it? Ann (check out her Pinterest!)

What is it? Ali in Wonderland is a memoir by comedian Ali Wentworth.

Where can you get it? Find it at your local library, bookstore, or on Amazon!

Why is it awesome? Ann shares her thoughts—Everyone may not know Ali Wentworth just by her name alone, but you have probably laughed at her at some point while watching Seinfeld, In Living Color, Office Space, or on Oprah - at least I have. SI wanted to read her book for inside scoop on their lives and her upbringing and of course, any celeb dish she was willing to put out. It didn’t disappoint - has some hilarious stories of her whacked out family and her adventures in L.A. It’s the perfect beach read.”

You’ve just read “redpepper approved”, a miniseries where we enlighten you on the cool things people around the office are using and talking about—it’s almost as good as being here yourself (big emphasis on the almost).  Find the whole series here!

Disclaimer: We’re not sponsored by any of the products mentioned here. We just really really love them.

Tue Mar 11th 2014

Passion Share: Cat Garnett

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Passion Share: Cat Garnett

Who is this again? Catherine Garnett heads up Research and Public Relations here at redpepper.

What is Cat’s passion? Making beautiful music.

Tell us a little more! Over the past few years, Cat has taught herself how to read music, write music, write songs and play guitar. Oh, and she can sing like you wouldn’t believe. For Cat’s passion share, she showed us exactly what she can do by doing it. If you want to hear an original song from our very own @MusicCityCat, you’ll have to talk her into singing it the next time you see her!

Want to find more passion shares? Try here.

Have no idea what a passion share is? This will help.

Tue Feb 25th 2014

Behind the Scenes: February Cover Photo

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Each month, a different designer is selected to create a cover photo that is relevant to both the month and redpepper. How they interpret that relevance is up to them.

Tue Feb 25th 2014

redpepper approved: 99u

Today on redpepper approved: 99u

Who recommended it? Graphic Design Intern Stephanie (@return_key)

What is it? A website meant to inspire, provide insight, and help you push your ideas forward.

Where can you get it? Just visit 99u.com!

Why is it awesome? Stephanie gives us the scoop: “99u is great for reading sound insights on the sort of stuff they don’t teach you in art school– forget color theory or kerning, 99u has nuggets of wisdom that you can’t easily google or hear in critique from a creative director. It’s perspectives on the reality of this business and all the things that come with it– 99u answers the questions that you didn’t even know you wanted to ask.“

You’ve just read “redpepper approved”, a miniseries where we enlighten you on the cool things people around the office are using and talking about—it’s almost as good as being here yourself (big emphasis on the almost).  Find the whole series here!

Disclaimer: We’re not sponsored by any of the products mentioned here. We just really really love them.

Tue Feb 18th 2014

Passion Share: Yancey Kenna


Who is this again?
Yancey Kenna is a Community Content Manager and Social Strategist here at redpepper.

What’s Yancey’s passion? Local music! She’s a huge fan of the Nashville music scene.

Tell us a little more! Nashville is rapidly expanding and attracting a variety of talented musicians– Yancey talked about how we are no longer just a city of country music.  It can be easy to take “Music City” for granted, but it is important to support our local artists that help make our city so great.  Supporting local doesn’t simply mean you buy your food from your local farmer, you can support local by attending a concert in Nashville.  Yancey also tied things into redpepper by recommending that, when applicable, we try and feature local music in our videos that often gain national exposure.  This way we highlight not only our creativity, but that of the city we love.

How can we find out the details? Check out this awesome playlist Yancey made filled with Nashville artists.

Want to find more passion shares? Try here.

Have no idea what a passion share is? This will help.

 

Tue Feb 11th 2014

redpepper approved: The Silhouette Cameo

Today on redpepper approved: The Silhouette Cameo

Who recommended it? Sarah (@homegrownnative)

What is it? A printer that can make precise cuts in paper, card-stock, vinyl, fabric and more for a variety of creative projects.

Where can you get it? Check it out on Amazon or a specialty craft store near you.

Why is it awesome? Sarah tells us more—”The Silhouette Cameo takes digital designs into the physical world. It’s great for cut-paper illustrations, custom die-cuts, 3D stationary and mockups—you can even cut into magnetic paper. Great for one-offs or projects with a small run.”

You’ve just read “redpepper approved”, a miniseries where we enlighten you on the cool things people around the office are using and talking about—it’s almost as good as being here yourself (big emphasis on the almost).  Find the whole series here!

Disclaimer: We’re not sponsored by any of the products mentioned here. We just really really love them.

 

Thu Feb 6th 2014

Now Hiring: Account Executive

You know the drill. The day-to-day of this position is second nature to you. You were doing it before you knew what “it” was – coordinating with your friends and family. Buttoning up details left and right. Inspiring your friends to rally around a vision or strategy in a way that they couldn’t help but believe in it. And now, you’ve perfected the art of client management as it relates to agency life. And you want more.

We’ve been waiting for you.

Tue Feb 4th 2014

Passion Share: Jeremy Mitchell

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Who is this again? Jeremy Mitchell is a UI Designer here at redpepper. He also makes some swell films.

What’s Jeremy’s passion? Baseball. Particularly hand made baseball bats.

Tell us a little more! Jeremy started Mitchell Bat Company at the end of 2013, and hand paints the bats in a variety of colors. He has a love for baseball history and uses that to inspire his work. A portion of the proceeds from his company go to a program called Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) that is sponsored by Major League Baseball.

How can we find out the details? Check out Mitchell Bat Co.’s website (their Instagram is especially cool).

Want to find more passion shares? Try here.

Have no idea what a passion share is? This will help.

 

Mon Feb 3rd 2014

We Grow Hard.

Passion shares are the newest thing around here, so we figured we’d explain.

Picture this: It’s Friday at the redpepper offices. It’s 8:45a.m. Our coffee is just starting to do the trick.

One of us hops up following the weekly redbit to share about a personal project, growth area or talent we’ve been developing. Everyone else looks on with smiles of wide-eyed admiration. (Yes, it is as magical as it sounds.)

A passion share’s purpose is to communicate what each of us is good at, working on getting good at, and what we’re passionate about — other than what we might do at our desks all day — so that we can all gain a better idea of what talents and desires are thriving (or hiding) here at redpepper.

We want to share our passions even further by bringing them to you, so keep an eye right here to see more posts highlighting individual shares and learn more about what we’re all really made of.

We’re tagging all passion shares — both those presented on Friday mornings and those that peppers are pursuing in real time — by adding #peppermade to any posts here, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You know, just in case you’re interested and need to find some inspiration all quick-like.

We hope you enjoy seeing what we’re into. And, like us, we hope you’re always encouraged to never, ever stop pursuing what makes you happy.

Tue Jan 28th 2014

redpepper approved: Heads Up

Today on redpepper approved: Heads Up

Who recommended it? Samara (@samara_anderson)

What is it? It’s the awesome and hilarious game invented by Ellen Degeneres that you can easily play with friends!

Where can you get it? Download it from the app store for 99 cents.

Why is it awesome? Samara shares—“It’s instafun! No matter where you are, if you have your phone then you have a super fun game that is perfect for pulling a group of people together.”

You’ve just read “redpepper approved”, a miniseries where we enlighten you on the cool things people around the office are using and talking about—it’s almost as good as being here yourself (big emphasis on the almost).  Find the whole series here!

Disclaimer: We’re not sponsored by any of the products mentioned here. We just really really love them.

Wed Nov 6th 2013

Calling All Senior UX Designers. Or Puppies. We love both.

redpepper (hey, that’s us!) is looking for a Senior UX Designer / Strategist with a killer portfolio of web projects and the ability to concept and solve problems at a high level.

We know you’re busy creating, so we’ll jump right into the nitty gritty…. Our ideal candidate has an obvious love for the overall user experience, as well as great examples of their mobile projects. Too, they should be able to think at a high level, communicate ideas and rationale to clients, anticipate execution issues that may arise, work well with a team, be willing to mentor and grow others and place a high value on culture. Yeah, you may have heard: we’re keen on culture.  

In this position, you (see what we did there?) will also be able to scope and estimate projects, drive cross-team collaboration, gather and document requirements to create the best experience and designs possible. Above all else, passion for the latest trends in interactive experiences across a variety of mediums and a strong desire for innovation should be at your working core.

Fri Sep 27th 2013

Now Hiring: Graphic Designer

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That’s right — there’s an empty desk in our Nashville office for one full-time designer. So shine up those portfolios and strap on your smiles folks, because this opportunity doesn’t circle around very often.

Fri Sep 27th 2013

Birthday Suited

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Creators. Curators. Call us what you will. But we’re not bakers. And we’re certainly not candlestick makers. So, for the past year, we’ve wished a happy birthday to every pepper (interns, too) by making terribly Photoshopped digital masterpieces. And now, we’re switching things up a bit — in fact, you could even play along if you’d like.  

First, let’s bring you up to speed. 

Wed Sep 25th 2013

redpepper Internships

Over the summer, we were blessed to have 11 extremely talented students join our internship program. They came from many backgrounds and disciplines to work and play with us, and pick up some real world experience. In addition to working with our teams on a multitude of projects, they each completed an internship project based on their strengths and passions. These projects are intended to teach our interns project planning and time management, as well as giving them an opportunity to dive into something they want to grow in. The only constraint is that they create something that will not only better them, but redpepper as a company. Each student blew us away with their projects and presentations, all of which you can see on the redpepper intern blog. Kyle Patterson, one of our design interns, created the motion graphics video for our internship program shown above. He wanted to improve his skills in After Effects and learned a hell of a lot more in the process. Check out a few of our other intern’s projects below.

Design Intern Kyle: Learning After Effects

Marketing & Research Intern Victoria: Pepperprompts

Design Intern Mindy Nguyen: Practice Makes Perfect (Quilling)

Account Management Intern Lauren: Watering Land of Cause

Marketing & Research Intern Anna Claire: Diving Into a Data Pit

Account Management Intern Laura: rpShares

Account Management Intern Josh: Primary Coffee

We’re on the look out for more talented students to join our crew right now! Check out redpepperinterns.com for more info.