I just received an e-mail that Pixar passed on my application for Graphic Artist. Here it is:
"Dear Brent Parker
Thank you for forwarding your resume and portfolio regarding a position with
Pixar. We had your work reviewed and while everyone was impressed with your work, we are unable to utilize your skill set at this time.
We appreciate your interest in Pixar and wish you every success in the future!
The Recruiting Team
I'm just curious if this is a form letter, and they say that "impressed with your work" bit to everyone, or if someone at Pixar who had seen my work actually wrote that, which I would consider cause for celebration .
Naturally, I'm a bit disappointed, but I'm still glad to know.
In the meantime, I got in contact with a local movie poster designer who used to be really big (the guy who referred me to him called him "the rockstar of illustrators") who said he'll see if he can find me some connections in the business .