The Creative Job Agency
I'm including this dated project because it meant so much to so many others at the time. Way back in the months and years following the "dot com" crash, many creatives found themselves underemployed. After years of prospering, many of them had forgotten how to get work, how to press the flesh, how to do basic networking. Remember, this was before the dominance of online job boards and agencies. Too, some (mostly web designers) had developed bad habits and reputations for being antisocial, almost misanthropic. If you weren't there, just take my word for it :)
And so, I launched the Creative Job Agency (CJA) online and on Facebook (where it really took off). The CJA held regional gatherings (SF, LA, NYC, Chicago) where creatives could gather at no charge, network, and participate in hosted conversations that dealt with the state of the creative industries and, above all, offered tips on how to best prepare for success in a new economic environment. Many members found employment and even partnered with and hired each other. During its run, the CJA was quite a success.
The CJA still exists on Facebook, but only as a thin shell of its former self. Times got better and, most notably, Facebook restricted the ability for pages to communicate with members, resulting in a much reduced ability to effectively promote events.