Simon and Raymond have worked for me twice. In two agencies. I would have them in my creative department a third time if the opportunity ever arose. They have bags of talent between them. Insightful ideas, great craft skills. They get stuff made. Hire them.
I first met Simon and Raymond while I was working as a director, at one of my sessions of theartschool. The challenge I set that afternoon was to produce 100 ideas a day for various brands. A fortnight later they turned up on my doorstep with 1400 ideas. EACH! The Brazilian rainforest is still recovering.
They remain one of the hardest working teams I've ever known and the work they do is always interesting, intelligent, and informative. Not only this, but they possess one quality that is much needed in a modern day creative department - they work fast. And to top it all they are two lovely guys.
Ray and Simon are smart, insightful and innovative. They come at problems from every angle and they are never happy with 'good enough', they keep going until they have something truly surprising. They are one of those teams that you only get to keep for a while and are left wishing they'd stay a little longer.