Had an interview yesterday which was uncomfortable to say the least! The interviewer started by moaning about my CV then went on to ask some very open questions followed by long periods of staring at me as though my answer was incomplete. It was one of those situations where I could have known more than him about a subject but he'd still have managed to make me feel under prepared. When we got on to my portfolio he told me my work was very utilitarian and functional. After that he warmed up slightly and is actually quite a nice bloke with a no bullshit attitude to life. He sent me away with 48 hours to answer a creative brief for him.... I emailed him my concepts along with an explanation of my thinking and mock ups of the pieces in situe at 10pm last night (I didn't see the point hanging on to it for another 36 hours), and got this response this morning... "This is a good response to the brief, well done. We will be comparing diaries on Monday to arrange second interviews" I'm very chuffed with that as I honestly felt after the interview, that I'd done badly and that I'd be lucky to get a response to my concepts. Fingers crossed things go well at 2nd interview.