Broke-Architect will work for coffee – Open Letter


You probably got my resume last year. I’m sure you remember it. “World’s greatest Architect, 17 years amazing experience, manager, leader, passionate-designer”. It was the one printed on nice paper, you know, under all those other ones on your desk. It was awesome! Don’t remember it? I don’t blame you. Last year was just a blur. After I was laid off in early 2009, I tried everything. I sent resumes, I networked, I started my own company, I entered competitions, I volunteered for non-profits, I helped out other firms with their workload, I built a website, I designed projects without clients, I designed a garage, I designed a house addition, I started at least 3 blogs, I played with my kids, I learned to cut coupons, I drank a lot of coffee, I cried softly into my pillow. I made $3000. I spent $6000. But, the odd thing is, 2009 was the best year of my life. Being, given 12 months to think about what’s really important, is truly a gift.

So, what about 2010? They say the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. So, I’m not doing 2009’s approach this year.

This is all I want:

  1. To introduce myself. Maybe we could grab a coffee sometime? Seriously, I’ll buy. I’d just like to make a connection, get some advice from you, and share some of my own experiences.
  2.  To let you know, I’m here to help if you need anything. Need someone to run a job you don’t have the staff for, Need to add my expertise on a proposal you’re writing, Need some design support, production help,  a website, graphics, a rendering, or just want someone to bounce ideas off? I’m here.

There’s a lot out there to fix. A bad economy, A bad energy policy, bad healthcare, bad housing market, etc. etc. etc. And, I believe that Architect’s will lead the effort to fix it. So, I’ll keep doing my part to make the world a better place here at INFILL, pllc. I hope we can work together in some way this year.

Have a great 2010,

Jody Brown, AIA Leed AP, Husband, Dad, awesome cook, banjo player

INFILL,  PLLC – 2532 WRIGHTWOOD AVENUE, DURHAM, NC. 27705 – 919.624.6007

If you’d like to know more –

see my company website here

see my resume here

see my portfolio here

see my company blog here

see my fuel for ideas blog here

see my sketching blog here

see my work on Architizer here

follow me on Twitter here

become a fan on Facebook here

join me on Linkedin here

call me on my cell – 919-624-6007

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