A proud native Seattleite, account executive Darrell Thomas knows Seattle clients, knows Seattle talent, and—most importantly—knows how to match them perfectly.
If you’re in dire need of creative talent for your agency or even someone to show you around the Emerald City, talk to Darrell.
And if you’re looking for the answers to his 7 Quick Questions, they’re right below!
- What made you want to work at Vitamin T? Honestly, my manager Katie Silver is the biggest reason I wanted to work here. I could go on and on why she is so great, but I’d embarrass her. Let’s say from the moment of my first onsite interview, I felt like I really belonged. To me, office culture was a huge deciding factor and I couldn't have found a better group of people to have as my work family.
- What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? I’d say, “Ask for help.” That can come in a number of different forms: family, friends and even staffing agencies(!) When you ask, you’ll not only be able to make a really informed decision, you may have multiple opportunities. Asking for help will bolster the searching that you’re already doing yourself.
- Best creative/digital event in your city? Without a shadow of doubt, the American Advertising Awards Seattle (formerly known as the ADDYs) put on by AAF Seattle. They recognize the best of the best in many different categories of advertising. And they throw a great party, too. I believe in this organization so much that I became a board member!
- Biggest myth about the staffing industry? That we are all the same because we have similar jobs. I believe that I am the difference when it comes to your sales experience. At Vitamin T we have a personal and tailored approach, which is what makes our service so incredible. Our success comes from our understanding of both client and talent which results in successful partnerships of both.
- What’s your favorite interview question? "How soon can you start?" It's the most exciting part for both parties, that is watching a candidate turn into a staff member that can help a company get to the next level.
- What’s one important skill every person should have and why? I would say communication. Especially listening/paying attention. Hearing what is being said, understanding what is being said, and—importantly—being aware of what is not being said.
- As a 5-year-old, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional athlete in either basketball or football. Clearly that didn't work out however, growing up playing both taught me a lot about teamwork!
Whenever you need a creative fast, be sure to connect with Darrell!