Agency Life as Told By These 35 Cleverly Funny Photos Featuring Mini Figurines

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Derrick Lin, a photographer and brand strategist who works in advertising, has a very creative way of coping with the monotonous office life. In his spare time, Mr. Lin builds small moments (like literally small) with miniature figurines that capture the trials and tribulations of the unglamorous 9 to 5 job.

Whether it’s camping at the desk because of a deadline or just longing for the coffee break, these photos playfully capture the clichés and frustrations of working in a busy advertising company. Enjoy these 35 cleverly funny and adorable photos of mini figurines capturing the ups and downs of agency life.

1. After counting the number of pitches won, campaigns released, and potential disasters avoided, we are ready to flip over the last page of the year.

After counting the number of pitches won, campaigns released, and potential disasters avoided, we are ready to flip over the last page of the year


2. At the end of each week, it’s time to track all the work we did.

At the end of each week, it's time to track all the work we did


3. Bad hair is one of the top killers of productivity. Some figures fix a colleague’s style.

Bad hair is one of the top killers of productivity Some figures fix a colleague's style


4. Birthdays are the only excuse to vandalize your coworkers desk then talk about it over a drink afterwards.

Birthdays are the only excuse to vandalize your coworkers desk then talk about it over a drink afterwards


5. Can’t believe we still have to come to work when it’s this cold.

Can't believe we still have to come to work when it's this cold


6. Down for maintenance. Mini figurines appearing to do some maintenance work on Mr. Lin.

Down for maintenance Mini figurines appearing to do some maintenance work on Mr Lin


7. Edits make me feel like starting over! #writerproblems. A mini figurine pretends to mow across a draft piece of work.

Edits make me feel like starting over #writerproblems A mini figurine pretends to mow across a draft piece of work


8. Every vacationer knows there is a mountain of work waiting for them to come back.

Every vacationer knows there is a mountain of work waiting for them to come back


9. Fetching the best ideas from our memories can be challenging some days.

Fetching the best ideas from our memories can be challenging some days


10. Fun times. It’s the all-important office beer party.

Fun times It's the all-important office beer party


11. ‘If I have to listen one more time to my coworkers fabulous vacations!’ Mini figurines sunbath on Mr. Lin’s desk.

'If I have to listen one more time to my coworkers fabulous vacations!' Mini figurines sunbath on Mr Lin's desk


12. Men in boiler suits clean the office fridge.

men in boiler suits clean the office fridge


13. Mini figures involved in a medical emergency.

Mini figures involved in a medical emergency


14. Music helps balance the ups and downs of the work week.

Music helps balance the ups and downs of the work week


15. Nail salon… who has time for that? Mini figurines paint the nails of a colleague on Mr Lin’s desk.

Nail salon... who has time for that Mini figurines paint the nails of a colleague on Mr Lin's desk


16. Office holiday parties can be fun unless you happen to be an introvert.

Office holiday parties can be fun unless you happen to be an introvert


17. On some days we wish there is more excitement in the office.

On some days we wish there is more excitement in the office


18. Our work is subject to rigorous internal review before the client sees it.

Our work is subject to rigorous internal review before the client sees it


19. Pitching in. Deadlines mean camping at the desk.

Pitching in Deadlines mean camping at the desk


20. Rug’s life. Mini figurines appearing to farm a piece of fabric on Mr. Lin’s desk.

Rug's life. Mini figurines appearing to farm a piece of fabric on Mr Lin's desk.


21. Some calls give us grey hair. A mini figurine appearing to paint the grey hairs on a co-worker

Some calls give us grey hair A mini figurine appearing to paint the grey hairs on a co-worker


22. Sometimes it takes a lot for ideas to be noticed. Mini figurines balance on the glasses of a co-worker.

Sometimes it takes a lot for ideas to be noticed Mini figurines balance on the glasses of a co-worker


23. Sometimes we wish the client can see what we see.

Sometimes we wish the client can see what we see


24. Sweet picture. Candy is the currency in the office.

Sweet picture Candy is the currency in the office


25. Take Your Kid to Work Day. Mini figurines play with crayons on Mr. Lin’s desk.

Take Your Kid to Work Day Mini figurines play with crayons on Mr Lin's desk


26. That moment when you get a pat on the shoulder. Brass band figurines mark the occasion.

That moment when you get a pat on the shoulder Brass band figurines mark the occasion


27. This figure illustrates the world-wide yearning for coffee breaks.

The figure on the left illustrates the world-wide yearning for coffee breaks


28. The heat is on Mini figurines appear to put out a fire.

The heat is on Mini figurines appear to put out a fire


29. Workers often daydream during their busiest moments.

the scene on the right represents how workers often daydream during their busiest moments


30. Tiny chimp figures recreate 2001: A Space Odyssey on Mr. Lin’s desk.

Tiny chimp figures recreate 2001 A Space Odyssey on Mr Lin's desk


31. Waiting to see if we won a pitch makes time go by so slowly.

Waiting to see if we won a pitch makes time go by so slowly


32. Well, everyone is back in the office. Now what.

Well, everyone is back in the office. Now what


 

33. We’re thankful our clients are spending quality time with their families.

We're thankful our clients are spending quality time with their families


34. When hunger strikes. Mini figurines make their point on Mr. Lin’s desk.

When hunger strikes Mini figurines make their point on Mr Lin's desk


35. Working in advertising means we are always ready to jump in and help put out the fire.

Working in advertising means we are always ready to jump in and help put out the fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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