Three years ago to the day, the creative partnership between myself and Mr. Andre Vriesman began. And three years later, the A-Team, as we’ve been dubbed, is still going strong.
Advertising is a strange business for a lot of reasons, but the one that is among my favorite is that you work with a partner. In my case, being that I’m an art director, I work with a copywriter. But the thing that makes me lucky is that I also get to work with one of my best friends in the world. Everyday. And because of that, I feel mighty fortunate.
Anytime we go into battle, I know Andre has got my back. And visa-versa. I know if I throw some dumb idea out there, he’ll make it better. And if I can’t even muster some dumb idea, he’ll at least have something up his sleeve. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it should be.
So thank you to Andre for being a great writing partner over the past three years and thank you to all the partners I’ve had over my advertising career. I wouldn’t be who I am without you.