Sunday, January 25, 2009

I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!



After years and years of trying and preparing, it finally happened. I got a job at PIXAR!! I can't tell you how long I've tried. Ever since the first Toy Story, I've set my sights on Pixar. It's been a long hard road. The college I went to didn't have an animation program so that forced me to learn everything on the job and at evening classes. I can't tell you how hard I've worked to get this.

 
I even have proof. Here's a letter I got nearly 10 years ago! It's dated June 29th 2001, but it was really 2000. I moved to LA at the end of 2000 and this was received at my Minnesota address. It was my first glimmer of hope. A letter of rejection, but also letter of hope. They liked my submission! Not enough to call me in for an interview, but enough to hold onto my portfolio to see if anything opened up that fit me! I never got so excited over a rejection letter. I've been holding onto it since then, and I plan on framing it up and taking it with me on my first day...

TO HANG UP AT MY DESK!!!!

32 comments:

Charlene Fleming said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how good it must feel after 9 years of persistence to finally get what you've been after. :D

Scott Hume said...

Man, Congrats on the new position, wicked awesome!

Chris said...

Wow- how cool! Congratulations on a well-earned position!

Bill Robinson said...

Congratulations! It's really nice to hear of someone GETTING a job rather than being laid off. I live down the street from Pixar, so welcome to my neck of the woods!

Calvin Tsang said...

Congratulation!
You deserve it!

SteveLambe said...

Congrats, dude! The new job is going to look good on you.

Kenji Ono said...

Wow, Kelsey. That's awesome. You are one of the hardest working guy i know and you deserve it! Congrats!

Chris Battle said...

Ha Ha-- Nice memento! Congrats again, man. Now I have even more reason to make it up there for a visit since so many of my pals work there!

Bobby Pontillas said...

Congratulations Kelsey! I love hearing about someone reaching a goal they've focused on after years of hard work!

Sam Nielson said...

Awesome. Now you're living the dream that many, many artists around the world have.

Cat Hicks said...

Congrats! Pixar is the most inspiring place I have ever been!

RAWLS said...

I'm so proud of you my friend!!! This is exactly what patients and dedication get you! Great job my friend! I have a couple of friends there...I'll tell them to give you a warm welcome.... although, I'm sure the job itself is good enough for you! Don't forget to put a good word in for me!

Patrick Kochakji said...

Congrats Kelsey! You deserve it. You're an inspiration to us all.

Ryan Green said...

Wow...straight to the top! Make sure you keep posting in your spare moments.

kdsh7 said...

That's amazing news. I've been a long time admirer of your blog, so I know Pixar won't be disappointed with their decision. Congratulations!

Becky said...

Congrats! I'd say you definately earned it! Good for you!!

Aseph One said...

Hey dude I was just cruising through the blogs and saw this, I don't even know you and I'm happy for you!!!

Congratulations, I would probably do the same with the rejection letter its an icon of perseverance!

Yayo said...

wah! congrats... now I've got to tag this blog as "pixar" too in Google Reader ^g^

Kelly said...

Rock 'n roll, Kelsey! Too awesome for words.

Get back to work.

K

Petorian said...

Congrats Kelsey! Never say never, ...really shows that anyone can keep working hard toward a goal and if you want it bad enough it will happen.

Peter

Mark McDonnell said...

Congrats brotha! Well deserved and you had your eyes on the prize for quite some time. Please enjoy a glass of wine . . . I'll be toasting you.

Best,

MAC

Justin Ridge said...

DUDE!!! Super congrats!! That's so cool. I know you'll have a blast!

Louie del Carmen said...

Congratulations Kelsey! It's another testament of taking care of your own and the rest follows... Have a great time at Pixar and.... give 'em hell!!

galvinator said...

Well done! Hopefully you're talents will be put to task on a Pixar side-step to a noir-ish feature. Your work is inspiring man, well deserved!

Mark aguilar said...

Congrats, that is great to hear. Very inspirational. There is still hope fr myself. Someone who is only a year in to the industry.

intergalactic said...

You know...you could have just said you didn't want to carpool any more, instead you go and get another job.

Well fine then, congratulations!

...i

J said...

Congrats and Welcome~!
See you around the studio!

jason hazelroth said...

Congratulations!

P. Alvarado said...

Very cool, with all the hard work you deserve it.

Congrats!!

Sarah Satrun said...

That is so AWESOME!!! Congrats! :D

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Nikhita said...

Congratulations!! This is so inspiring! :)