Boulder design agency, Moxie Sozo, is on our list of Recommended Talent. Among the many reasons why, is the enviable culture they’ve created there. Example A-Z – An email we received yesterday from the agency:
At a staff lunch about one month ago, the news was released to the designers of Moxie Sozo. Leif Steiner, Founder/Creative Director, would be taking them on a 2-week trip. Where will they be going? No one knows. Armed with a packing list, Yellow Fever vaccinations, Malaria pills, and a few other items from sponsors like Sierra Designs, the designers will be boarding a plane to a third world country.
Here’s the original email Leif sent his cohorts:
November 2 – 16th
I’m not telling you where we’re going.
You need a passport. You may need to expedite it. If you don’t have it before November 2nd, you won’t be able to go. This means take care of this as soon as possible. Like today for example.
I’ll be paying for flights, basic food, shelter, and transportation. Snow cones and beers are extra.
We’re going to be traveling rough. If you want the four seasons, this trip will not be for you. This won’t even be a motel 6. We will most likely be staying in cheap hotels, hostels, and possibly sleeping in close proximity to each other and possibly other people. In fact, we’re going to seek this out.
Expect to be hot, cold, tired, sometimes hungry, cramped. And there may be flies or other bugs. There may be other inconveniences and annoyances. Like lack of toilets and showers and certainly hot water. And maybe even lack of privacy.
We won’t be relaxing on a beach or sitting in one place. We’ll have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time.
We’re not seeking out any danger, but we won’t necessarily always be in the safest places. If you want to bring pepper spray, consider bringing it. I doubt you’ll get killed.
So be ready not to complain. Most of you are going to be outside of your comfort zone, but every one of you can handle this.
In the coming weeks, I’ll let you know what you need to bring. It won’t be much — we’ll be traveling light. Everything in one backpack.
You don’t have to go if you don’t want to go. You are absolutely welcome to stay and work. But you’ll be missing out on an excellent adventure. ;)
To find out where they’re going, we’re to email the author of the message on November 3rd. Sweet.