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October 25th, 2011

NATURE IS ONE MEAN MOTHER

Any solar company that tests its panels using something called a “torture chamber” must be pretty serious.This is exactly what SunPower does so their panels can endure 25 years of Mother Nature. So when they asked us to document their testing in their Richmond lab, we jumped at the opportunity to demonstrate why SunPower is the most reliable solar out there.

Their torture chambers pushed the panels down to the freezing temperatures of Antarctica, up to the heat of Death Valley and over to the humidity of the Florida Everglades, applying high intensity UV rays and hundreds of pounds of pressure over and over again. And the testing didn’t stop there.

The video series we did for Sunpower has been used in every imaginable context, from events and presentations, to SunPower’s corporate website and Facebook page, to the lobby monitors at their HQ.

Watch these videos.

March 20th, 2017

WE’RE HIRING A TRAFFIC MANAGER

The world needs organization. Serious organization. Organizing schedules. Organizing deliverables. Organizing people. And that’s where you come in. You’re a team wrangler. You know how to navigate agency workflows like a pro. You can juggle 60 competing schedules with grace and charm. You are a master negotiator, smoothing out bottlenecks with ease. And you keep everyone on task 24/7, so the best possible work is delivered by a sane and happy team. As our Traffic Manager, you’ll function as the go-between that connects the account team with our creative department, matching work with the appropriate team members. You’ll oversee the milestones, check in on progress, and keep everyone informed along the way.

We’re WHM Creative – a small but mighty creative shop supporting some of Silicon Valley’s biggest brands on everything from digital campaigns and launch videos to identity development and app design.

At WHM, you’ll find all the people you want in your marketing sandbox: a team of creative strategists, visionaries, designers, copywriters, and account managers. A team that believes in hard work, creative genius, and happy clients. (Also Oxford commas.)

We’re nice people, and we only like working with other nice people. (Life’s too short, right?) So, if you have the experience, and the appetite, send your resume to jobs@whmcreative.com

Responsibilities:
• Define and own the process for resource planning and management
• Oversee the workflow of all client projects internally, ensuring all team members are following our processes and that work is following schedules
• Negotiate with internal teams to align talent with project needs/requirements
• Ensure proper distribution of workload
• Manage schedules of all production staff, including freelancers
• Work with our Creative Director, Design Director, and Copy Director to identify and maintain a steady bench of freelance help for ongoing assistance
• Determine whether teams have capacity for additional projects, and when new resources are needed
• Reconcile internal traffic jams and negotiate with account team to smooth out bottlenecks
• Provide estimated allotment of hours to the creative team and monitor time on projects to ensure accuracy of estimates
• Work to continually improve and optimize agency workflow and production solutions for new and existing clients
• Lead team status meetings
• Distribute daily hot sheets
• Display perseverance through pursuing duties with a positive attitude and drive—especially in the face of any resistance or setbacks
• Assist in managing select projects as support is needed

Qualifications:
1. A minimum of 3 years as an agency and/or in-house trafficking manager or project manager
2. Strong understanding of digital project workflow
3. In-depth knowledge of the creative development process and deliverable requirements for a wide range of project types (e.g., branding, websites, digital ads, content creation, etc.)
4. Experience managing multiple projects at once, resolving competing priorities, working swiftly under pressure, and meeting project deadlines
5. Insanely organized with a strong attention to detail
6. A die-hard work ethic and killer sense of humor is preferred
7. An ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
8. Proficiency in Excel, Gantt charts, and project management software (Asana, Wrike, Mavenlink, or the like). Experience with agency software (Workamajig, FunctionPoint) is a plus.
9. Bachelor’s degree

Position: Full-time, salaried.
Compensation: Based on experience and ability. Benefits include health, dental, vacation, 401k matching, and flexible work schedule.
Location: Oakland (steps from BART)

December 8th, 2014

GAME OF WHAT?

We think all of our clients are awesome – and sometimes, awards committees do too! One of our newest partnerships is with cloud security startup FortyCloud, who will be in SF this week as finalists for the Up-Start 5th Annual Cloud Awards.