Following my recent Inspired piece in your magazine (DW 8 January), a new box of pencil crayons landed on my desk, from student Chris Haydon.
I know they were from him because his name and details were engraved on the lid.
Even more impressive (if a little unnerving) is that my name is in shiny gold caps on each pencil. Ego polished, I’m getting him in.
If only all candidates realised the value of creativity before the interview, as opposed to during it.
Ben Marshall, Landor Associates, by e-mail