Thursday, June 07, 2007


Every once in a while I hear Brian on the phone, saying different variations of "I'll think about it" or "No, thank you." This is Brian turning down job offers from different design firms. The call he received Tuesday piqued his interest though, because it was about a project, not about joining a firm. (Artists, such free spirits - they don't like being tied down.) Brian also needs the money. Hahaha. He was nervous. He's only 22. It will be his first major project. He didn't even know what to wear for the visit to the firm. Hahaha. "Tarie, can I wear this?" "NO, Brian. You cannot wear just a t-shirt and your ratty jeans to a meeting." "What about this? Is this ok?" "No, don't wear pink to the meeting. You'll look like a pansy." So yesterday Brian had the meeting with a small design firm and they asked him to be the landscape architect for their project with a BIG Filipino company: a high-end residential area with a clubhouse. Brian made sure to tell them about his shortcomings. (He's a fresh grad. He still has a lot to learn.) He didn't want to embarrass himself halfway through the project. But all the head designer said was, "Oh, really? See you on Tuesday." :) One of Brian's roles in the project will be Conceptualizer. Which is a role normally for a senior designer. That's really Brian's forte: his design ideas. And his clean drawing and drafting. Other designers'/architects' plates look like children's drawings compared to Brian's plates. Can you guys tell I'm basking in a Proud Older Sister moment right now? :D

3 comments:

Tin (ni Johann) said...

Sounds exciting! Good luck to your brother! I'm sure everything will turn out well. ^_^

Natalie said...

Awesome!

Janece said...

So cool! Congratulations to Brian! :)