And another alum has found himself: Gery Garcia! He writes ...
Keisha Lea (also a former Chiat/Day alum) told me about your website. We both work at Avrett Free & Ginsberg in NYC.
It's been a long time since I thought of my tenure at Chiat/Day. I worked on the Nissan and Infiniti team in the media department I believe in 1994. I was one of the first new hires into the virtual office since I interviewed on the Fifth Ave office and started working on Maiden Lane. I loved working there since it was so cutting edge at the time. It was a challenge to adapt to that environment. The people were also very nice and supportive. Looking into your website, I saw pictures of Eve Luppert. She was one of the last people I spoke to at Maiden Lane before I left, giving me advice and telling me if I needed help putting a portfolio together that I was welcomed to come back to Chiat to use the computers and color copiers. She was soo sweet! If you keep in touch with her, tell her I said hello (hope she remembers me!!)
[After the merger with TBWA] I went back to school at Pratt Institute and became a Graphic Designer/Art Director. I've been at Avrett on and off since 1997 doing brief stints at Mcann and The Tucker Partnership in between.
I went back to visit Chiat/Day on Maiden Lane only once, about a year after I left and barely recognized anyone I knew. The turnover was significant and I felt sad that there were so few faces I recognized.
Keisha is one of the first people I have worked with from Chiat that I have reunited with, but I hope it's not the last! I am amazed she is the only one so far!
Well, I have to go back to work. I love the website! It's bringing back a few good memories!!!