Tag Archives: John Madere

Going naked for professional reasons

According to Business Insider, the design agency Sagmeister & Walsh has a history of featuring its staff in marketing material completely nude.

I confess: I cynically thought the nude employee photos would consist of one male boss, and twenty or thirty stunningly beautiful women. Mea Culpa.

While Business Insider initially ran the original images – which is to say fully nude S&W employees – they switched to blurred photos like the one below after receiving complaints. The firm’s web site made no such compromise.

Property of Sagmeister & Walsh / Mario de Armas

Property of Sagmeister & Walsh / Mario de Armas

While I was not offended, I also won’t be applying for a job there. I liked the photos quite a lot once my [silly] shock wore off.

Would you work there? Could you?

More backstory here.