Employee Appreciation

14 Oct 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Fun Stuff section(s)

Employee Appreciation

Every once and a while you have a project that will really burn employees/co-workers out. When people in your organization go above and beyond to get things done right you have to go above and beyond to show your appreciation for them.

It’s in that spirit that we recently honored our lead designer, Rob Kirby. He really went all out completing an important project and we wanted to thank him for his hard work. So we made him a t-shirt. Specifically, Kristen, one of our award winning designers, made a tshirt:

Of course something cool like this is wasted if someone just wears it into the office. So instead we did a mini-flashmob in his office. Did he feel appreciated? A little. Embarrassed? A lot.

Rob's Reaction

Rob's Reaction

Still, anytime we have a tough project for him we can just start wearing the tshirts, so it’s reusable. This is the kind of thing you can only really do for an employee/co-worker once but it can be a great way to show appreciation for someone that’s really gone above and beyond. Here’s a gallery with some of the best shots:

Dan Garfield
From the world of startups, Dan Garfield is the Senior Brand Manager at OrangeSoda, and author of The 5 Stages of Online Marketing. P.S. He's beat Super Mario Bros 3 without using a warp whistle.


  • AJ Wilcox |   Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Go Kirby!

  • Sandy |   Oct 14th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    You are a study Kirby!!

  • Kirby |   Oct 19th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    What a great group of peeps I work with!

  • Alex McArthur |   Oct 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Love the new site, Rob. Looks great.

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