get at me like this

This is one way you can reach me but, to be honest,

you’d be better served going this route.

Seattle, WA

Hanna Brooks Olsen is a writer living in Seattle. 

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The Pizza & Beer Institute

A Seattle-based creative staffing group for regular folks


a while back, i accidentally got paid for getting my friend a job.

A client came to me with some work but I wasn't in a position to take it on. After working in writing and creative stuff for years, I've got loads of contacts who are pretty much always looking for new work, so I referred one of them. She got hired...and I got a check. Just for making the connection!

It wasn't much—just enough, I joked, to cover my pizza and beer. 

And that's when the idea for the Pizza and Beer Institute was born. 


It's a creative staffing firm for regular folks

Most creative staffing firms I've worked with charge an inflated rate and tend to supply clients with too many not-great options. For the people looking for work, it's usually a lot of silence and very little personalized influence.

This is where the Pizza and Beer Institute comes in. 

I don't charge a flat rate (or any rate), and I don't ask writers or other creative people to pay. I'm really just doing it because making connections is cool and because when my friends all have work, they have more money to buy the first round. 

By adding your name to the list, you'll be filed away for potential connections. Just tell me what you need and what you're looking for, and I'll try to find someone who fits that. 

If you're happy with it, you can tip me on Venmo or Cash. If not, don't sweat it. 

Sign up below. You'll get a prompt and then you can add yourself to the database using a Google Form. I’ll also be sending out somewhat regular emails with info about jobs, places to pitch, etc, so you can sign up here. Let's give this a spin!

Thanks, You are great!