I’m now two days into my tenure at RedDeluxe and thus far, things are looking rather promising. Housed in one of downtown’s newer buildings, the RD office is of minimalist design with a lot of cool accents that brighten it up. Most notably, the two-story space features a spiral staircase in the center of the room and even includes access to its own rooftop deck. Atmosphere-wise, things are a bit more subdued here. This is the first agency I've visited that doesn’t have music playing throughout the office and it’s certainly taking some getting used to. On the other hand, I don’t have to worry about listening to any Darius Rucker or Brittany Spears while I’m here. So, all in all I suppose it’s not all bad.
I spent my first two days getting to know the team and as with all the agencies I’ve been to, I am in awe of how creative the group is. While I haven’t had the chance to sink my teeth into any projects yet, I am greatly looking forward to throwing my hat in the ring as soon as possible. Oddly enough, RedDeluxe does creative for the Memphis Grizzlies, which is pretty awesome since I got to work on a few Charlotte Hornets projects while at BooneOakley. Sadly, I won’t get the chance to see the Grizzlies play while I’m here, which is something I was looking forward to. Damn you, Oklahoma City!
Although I’ve only been here for less than a week, I’ve already learned so much about Memphis and it’s far more interesting than I ever could’ve imagined. From the trolley cars to the giant pyramid, this city is unique and fascinating on all fronts. I have a lot of exploring to do over the next few weeks and I just hope I can fit it all in as this is one of the project's shortest stops.
Lastly, I finally got the AirBnB debacle taken care of. My host moved me to another unit in the building as of Monday evening and I'm happy to report that I can once again access the Internet. I never realized just how dependent this project was on the web, until I went four days without it. You’d be surprised how far an extended weekend can put things behind, since there's so much coordination going on behind the scenes. I’m glad the situation settled down though, because now I can get my head back in the game to get things done.