Can He Really Do Handstands? admin | December 12th, 2008

Oh jeez guys. I’m really nervous. In fact, I really didn’t even know what to say.

But, I’m seriously happy and pumped to say that I work here now. Crazy, right?!

Let me introduce myself: I’m Judson Collier, and I’m a 17 year old (yes, 17. I actually said in my application that I was 16. Whoops!) from Jacksonville Florida. I’m happily in love with graphic design, blogging, photography and filmmaking. I listen to awesome music, such as epic The Shins, Joshua Radin, Coldplay and Ingrid Michaelson.

You might have seen my application video that Angeline posted last week.


Stop-Motion App-uh-lu-cat-ion from Judson on Vimeo

You might have heard the ruckus about the coolest kid in town Angeline Vuong leaving. I certainly can’t fill her shoes (much less fit in them). crowdSPRING will be hiring a community manager to replace Angeline. I’ve been talking with Pete, Mike and Ross, and we’ve figured out a couple of things I can do to help.

That said, the guys thought it would be cool to put together a top five reasons why I wanted to work at crowdSPRING, and top five reasons why I was hired! Czech it out!

Top 5 Reasons I Wanted To Work at crowdSPRING (other than I was broke):

1. Ping. Pong. Masters.
1a. Rock. Band. Legends.
2. Excellent Taste in absolutely ridiculous copywriting.
3. I can work in my pajamas and no one will find out.
4. They are serious Twitter addicts like me!
5. crowdSPRING brings the world more good design! Why WOULDN’T I want to be here?

Top 5 Reasons crowdSPRING Hired a High School Kid:

1. We share the same maturity level (I kid, I kid! Don’t hurt me 🙂 )
2. I play a mean drumset in Rock Band.
3. I make some crazy videos.
4. I can whistle and hum at the same time. No lies. I sound like a blender.
5. I first heard about crowdSPRING from Angeline herself, and signed up as a creative!

Okay, but in all seriousness, I’m extremely happy to be here, as creating and designing is a huge passion of mine. I’ve been designing websites and making graphics for about 5 years now, and I love it! I’ll be blogging here often, and if you see a couple crazy ideas coming out of the woodwork, it’s probably my doing. You can also follow me on Twitter!

From many minds, the perfect design. Post your project today and let the crowd wow you!

  • Angeline

    Judson,
    Anyone would’ve been ridiculous to not hire you after seeing your enthusiasm, creativity, + talent. I’m so glad we had the chance to speak, and I can’t wait to see the amazingness you unleash upon the world in the name of crowdSPRING!

    All the best,
    Angeline

  • Angeline

    Judson,
    Anyone would’ve been ridiculous to not hire you after seeing your enthusiasm, creativity, + talent. I’m so glad we had the chance to speak, and I can’t wait to see the amazingness you unleash upon the world in the name of crowdSPRING!

    All the best,
    Angeline

  • Leah

    I am so excited for Crowdspring and Judson – this will be an amazing partnership!

  • Leah

    I am so excited for Crowdspring and Judson – this will be an amazing partnership!

  • jmarfurt

    congrats Judson!!! 🙂 I look forward to seeing what you bring to cS!

  • fredK

    I swear, this is all part of some global conspiracy to make me feel even older… =:o 8) 😉
    Welcome, Judson! Have fun!

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  • Jabraulter

    Hey congrats, man! All your friends are going to be super jealous that you’re working with such a fabulous company!

    Cheers,
    Jon

  • ArtbyAudree

    Wow Judson. That’s just about all I can say. Wow. When I was 17, I worked in the Youth Lobby at the Evanston YMCA handing out pool balls. . . and I thought THAT was quite something. So did you move to the Chicago area?

  • Judson

    Thanks for the support guys!

    @ArtbyAudree, thanks! But no, I’m sticking around in Florida as the first telecommuting crowdSPRINGer!

  • Annie Heckenberger

    Well, hot dang, this ain’t your usual after school job! Then again, Judson, ur not the average teenager. Congrats to both parties, can’t wait to see the awesomeness y’all whip up:)

  • Annie Heckenberger

    Well, hot dang, this ain’t your usual after school job! Then again, Judson, ur not the average teenager. Congrats to both parties, can’t wait to see the awesomeness y’all whip up:)

  • Ryan Graves

    Judson – Looking forward to your contributions to this community! After watching your stop action vid for applying I was obviously impressed.

    It’s clear you’re passionate and inspired.

    Love to chat sometime, hit me up, I’m @ryangraves

  • Ryan Graves

    Judson – Looking forward to your contributions to this community! After watching your stop action vid for applying I was obviously impressed.

    It’s clear you’re passionate and inspired.

    Love to chat sometime, hit me up, I’m @ryangraves

  • moonwelldesigns

    Congrats Judson! Thrilled to see you got the job! After seeing your video when Angeline posted it, I was going to have to send a little “fuss” mail if they didn’t hire you!

    I look forward to seeing more of your humor!
    Best,
    Tammy

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