Creative Director Cover Letter
The writer includes a funny story in the second paragraph to illustrate the applicant's skills. Boldfacing in that paragraph focuses attention on the applicant's accomplishment and its impact.
Sample Creative Director Cover Letter
Content October 28, 2010
New Road, Mexico
Dear Ms. Lawrence:
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 former 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 résumé 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.