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We Got GIF’d

We Got GIF’d

We went a little LOCO this morning with our new GIPHY CAM app.

IMG_0372    Ladies and gents our Creative Director Mr. Tony Casas

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The lovely Naomi Dhillon, Account Executive/ Project Manager

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I think there were a group of young philosophers that once said, “Thank God it’s Friday night and I
just-just-just-just-juuuuuuust got paid
(money, money, money, money…)” -N’SYNC

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This is Mason he’s our Goth Princess and Full Time Dev

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This is our fearless leader, Brian. We are still trying to deal with all his swag.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Check, Refresh, Repeat

Check, Refresh, Repeat

Group of friends of different ethnics sitting on the street and looking at mobile phone - Young modern hipster people having fun with new technologies - Multiracial group representing the addiction to technology

The world around us is moving at warp speed. We are connected to everyone we’ve ever met in our lives via Facebook, we are watching news unfold in real time on Twitter, watching our friends at music festivals on Snapchat, and examining the lunch selections of people nearby on Instagram. We panic and freak out when we spend even 5 minutes away from our phones, laptops, and tablets. I understand that this is the “age of information” but I have to wonder, what would happen if we didn’t panic? What would you do with your 5 minutes?

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Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Goggle It!: An Amigo Airsho Ticket Giveaway

Goggle It!: An Amigo Airsho Ticket Giveaway

High-flying stunts and adrenaline pumping action are upon us yet once again, El Paso! Just like years past, we have YOUR chance to win Amigo Airsho VIP Chalet tickets! These aren’t your average tickets, either. Each pass provides you with:

– A Tented VIP Area
– Flight Line Seating
– Rudy’s BBQ Catering
– Complimentary Soda and Water

These passes are valued at $100 each but you can win some of your very own through our awesome promotion. All you need to do is Goggle It!

That’s right! Send us a picture of yourself wearing hand goggles and you’re automatically entered to win. What are hand goggles, you say? Well, simply take both of your index/pointer fingers and connect them with your thumbs to make circles. Then flip those bad boys upside down over your eyes and… TADA! Hand Goggles! The next best thing to aviator eyewear!

This is how you Goggle It! (Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Once you’ve practiced a bit and chosen your favorite photo, send it to us at airsho@stantonstreet.com for review. As soon as it’s good to go, we’ll post it on our Facebook page. Winners will be chosen based on a combination of creativity, hilariousness and Facebook “likes” so be sure to “like” our page at facebook.com/stantonstreet to stay in the loop. We must receive all entries by Monday, October 15th!

We know you can get creative and downright funny with those submissions. Let’s see what you’ve got! We will have five winners in total – four people will win a pair of tickets and one grand prize winner will get the Family Four Pack! Will it be you? We shall see. Blue Skies and good luck!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Advice for new grads seeking a career in web design

Advice for new grads seeking a career in web design

Spring is in the air and résumés are filling up inboxes across El Paso. We figured we’d take a moment to guide young padawans as they seek employment at web design agencies across this fair city. We’re gonna serve it up straight so hold on to your binkies!

The Résumé

Research the company and know what you’re applying for. Not all of the positions in a web design company are for developers or designers. Also, figure out if the place will be a good fit for you.

Tailor your résumé. Making copies of the same résumé for everyone says you didn’t care enough to get to know the company so why should a company spend time getting to know you? (And by the way, companies can totally tell when you do this.)

Don’t lie. If this dude got busted, so can you. What’s the point really?

Proofread your résumé. If you can’t communicate basics about yourself, that’s a red flag to a potential employer and a source for lots of LOLs behind your back. Have others read it to see if they understand what you are trying to convey.

The Interview

Don’t look like schlub. Most web design companies are laid back, but flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt? Pffft…

Be yourself. Potential employers already know you’re nervous so let your résumé and personality shine, not the sweat beading off your forehead.

The Offer

If you get an offer, remember that you’re entry-level so let’s be realistic here. A six-digit salary isn’t in the near future. Our advice: don’t make it all about the benjamins – especially in this economy. Many have graduated years ago and are still waiting for a job. Be humble and accept opportunities as they come. You got the smarts? Prove it.

The Job

Did you accept an offer? Way to go! Here’s some bonus career advice directly from Stantonites. Carry these words close to your heart.

“Be adaptable to different programming languages and techniques.”

“Be Passionate. Passion will trump experience/knowledge every time.”

“Be flexible. Your idea may not always be the right one. It takes many modifications to make a ‘perfect’ product.”

“Expect failure. You have to try what doesn’t work to find out what does.”

“Stay caffeinated.”

“Love what you do. If you don’t, it will show.”

“Brush up on your foosball skills, seriously!”

“Be a problem solver, not a problem causer.”

“Today, virtually every business has some online connection. If you want a gig in this industry, you’ll need to know a bit about how it works. You have to be hungry for the industry so one or two small bytes won’t do. A mega appetite is what you’ll need. Just remember, choosing this field as one of your potential career pixel definitely take you far.”

“Study, Study, Study, Read, Read, Read. Chances are you’re already way behind.”

“Don’t be jerky. Jerky gets you nowhere. No one will like you and you’ll be eating lunch alone in your cubicle… crying.”

 

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.

Code Battle 2012: Programageddon!!

Code Battle 2012: Programageddon!!

Grr...Bring it on Gabe!

I recently made a commitment that is probably the single most important thing I could have done for myself as a professional, my status as a nerdette and the human race in general.

I committed to learn basic coding in a year. No joke.

If you’re wondering… as an Account Executive, I currently know enough about the process and code to be dangerous but by no means am I a code master. I actually stumbled upon this link so I assumed it was destiny. The way I see it, technology is a monster that is currently eating my life. It’s about time I tamed the beast by earning some zeroes and ones in the dev arena.

Not only have I made this public proclamation to learn how to code, but I’m dragging other non-programmer types at Stanton Street into the matrix with me. So on that note, I hereby throw down the gauntlet…

Gabriel Acuña, fellow Account-Executive-Cubicle-Neighbor-and-Master-of-all-things-kickball: I challenge you to a battle of interweb acumen and test of your Facebook keystroke skills. Crack them knuckles and let’s learn how to code starting NOW!

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.