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Girl Spoofs W+K 12 Site with Hopes of Getting In

Roderick Jensen seems to have inspired some people. If you remember, he was the guy who spoofed VCU Brandcenter’s “Who?” job recruitment site in May as a way to gain the school’s attention. Unfortunately, he was quickly ordered to shut the site down. On the bright side, though, VCU’s actions haven’t dissuaded others from taking a similar route elsewhere.

Meet Kate Digilio, a young lady who really wants to get into W+K 12, Wieden + Kennedy’s year-long program that brings together 13 individuals from across the board–ranging from designers and gamers to musicians and scientists–to discuss the hows and whys of creative problem-solving at the agency’s Portland HQ. The school is currently accepting applications for next year’s class and Digilio’s making her presence known by creating her own send-up of the WK+12 site. From what we hear, the folks over there dig it so regardless if Digilio gets in or not, at least her spoof site has a good chance of staying up for more than a few days.

(h/t Matt M.)

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Guy Hopes Brandcenter ‘Who?’ Spoof Will Get Him into VCU (Updated)

 

While the search for Rick Boyko‘s replacement at VCU Brandcenter continues, a young lad named Roderick Jensen just wants to get into the damn school. So what better way to apply than to spoof VCU’s “Who?” site? That’s exactly what Jensen has done, turning his personal site into a note-for-note replica of the Brandcenter’s online Who search hub, complete with a video plea and stat charts (poor bastard has been on the wait list for 77 days and counting). Jensen is currently a project manager at New York-based Gardner Nelson & Partners, but seems to be aching to head down south to Richmond, VA. Good luck, dude.

Update: Wow, what a bunch of scrooges those VCU folks are. Looks like Jensen got a cease & desist order and had to pull down his site and post this generic statement instead:

“I have been asked to remove the previous content on this site.
Thank you to everyone who visited, tweeted, and shared.
I’ll be sure to update this when I hear from VCU Brandcenter.
Thanks again,
Roderick Jensen
roderick.jensen@gmail.com”

Don’t know if this will help your chances, Roderick, but good luck and a solid boo to all of you humorless folks at VCU.