Dear Mr. Smith,
You will want to interview me for the Creative Director position with Starbucks because I have outstanding design/creative skills, am a perfectionist who always strives to improve what I do, and thrive on challenges.
In my current position, as creative director for a start-up beverage company, the president of my firm came to me and asked if I could add an animation piece to the presentation that he was to give at a conference a couple of days from then. He wanted an animated graphic of himself jumping up and down. At that time, I didn’t have any experience in creating animated graphics, but the request intrigued me. I found the application to design it in and was able to create an animated graphic of my boss jumping up and down while
waving a white flag! It was very funny, and my boss was very impressed that I was able to pull it off, especially in such a short timeframe. He thought he was giving me an impossible request, but I made it possible. Most people would just say no when asked to do things they’ve never done before, but I see it as a personal challenge and an opportunity to learn something new.
After you review the enclosed resume and visit with me, I think you’ll agree that I’m the missing piece to your team. My experience in the creative field is solid, from developing a strong corporate image from the ground up to developing quirky traditions with a lasting impression. I have enclosed a puzzle (one of the traditions I have instituted in my current position) to challenge you and to remind you to give me a call.
I will follow up with you in the next few days and look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your time and consideration.