What did those interns ever do for us in their two months mooching around the studio?
Apart from re-platforming our website, writing a one pager we’d struggled to get around to, participated in a Blitz that resulted in the conception, creation and distribution of 210 mailers to prospects… all hand made—of three different varieties. They only helped build a prototype of Faceball (the basketball literacy game), reformat our proposal documents, create new business cards, repackage and promote the Legend of the Green Watch, create a cardboard craft wall, plan, execute and document their own blitz, and hack a Cricket Trailer.
They sat on their collective ass and moped around visiting Pinterest, Google and Facebook… the d.School, IDEO.org, Not For Sale, Mork-Ulnes Design, Amazon Advertising, Volume, Lit Motors, Miramar Farms, the coastal redwood forest, The California Academy of Science and the California College of the Arts… and when they weren’t doing that they spent their time exploring the area, joining the local yoga sessions and volunteering with The Mission Continues (a fantastic organization that helps veterans serve their communities).
Apart from that—nothing!
They even had the nerve to fail to generate enough drama for us to initiate the reality TV show – The Mavs of San Mateo County… it was going to be spectacular.
Front coffee and El Gran Amigo will miss you, but don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord spit you on your way out.
In all seriousness, we were incredibly lucky to have our interns— The Future Mavericks—over the summer. The office will be a quieter and less creative place without them. They have blazed a trial and set a high bar for all the Mavs that will follow. Along with previous Mavs and Project M alum they join an elite community that is hard to enter and impossible to leave.
To Anthony, Ehsan, Keir, Melina and Sam (and Shelly who had to leave too soon) a huge thank you for all of your hard work over the summer—don’t be strangers and remember Be Bold, Get Out, Let Go, Make Stuff, Bet Small, and Move Fast.
A heartfelt thanks, and see you all soon somewhere—keep thinking wrong.
John, Greg, Mike, Blanca, and Nani.
P.S. Roxy and Merv, say woof and thanks for all the pets and carries up the stairs.