My first week at Red Tettemer has been absolutely fantastic. You could even say it’s been a dream come true. The truth is that back in college, I tried desperately to get an internship here, as well as at local creative shop, Stick + Move. That’s when I was first introduced to a gentleman by the name of Steve O’Connell. Fast-forward two years and Red Tettemer acquired Stick + Move to become Red Tettemer, O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P). Needless to say, they were one of the first agencies I reached out to when planning this project. I can’t tell you the joy that filled my soul when they came on board.
I’m not sure if Steve remembers me or not (he's at the agency's new Venice office this week), but it just goes to show you never know when you’ll meet someone who can help change your life. As Steve told me nearly 6 years ago:
“Keep on keeping on. It’s tough out there but persistence is always rewarded.”
Located on the 24th and 25th floors of their building, the RTO+P office has a stunning view that overlooks every corner of the city—as far as the eye can see. Inside, the two-story headquarters is basically the manifestation of my wildest dreams. I’ve already taken a million pictures and every time I drift away from my desk, I find something new to stare at. From antique typewriters and a bathtub full of booze to vintage posters and plush furnishings, this is hands down one of the most unique spaces I’ve ever been to. They even have a beer tap and a resident office cat. While the agencies I’ve already visited lean more toward the minimalist side when it comes to décor, Red Tettemer takes the opposite approach, building a museum to creativity that can’t help but stimulate out-of-the-box ideas.
Of course, the office is only one piece of the puzzle. The people here are very cool (a trend that’s continued since day one). In fact, on my first day, I met a few people who had already heard of the project and were jazzed about it. That’s a great sign! I’m hoping that with each new stop, more and more of my co-workers have heard of The Great Agency Adventure in some shape or form. It would mean word is continuing to spread and momentum is continuing to build.
RTO+P has some great clients and although I’m just getting started, I can’t wait to work with such a high caliber of talent and dive head first into some new projects.