How would you describe what you do?
My role within NB is very varied. I work closely with creative directors Nick and Alan to run projects within the studio, as well as working on new business with strategists Dan and Tom, which involves pitching, meetings and proposals. I work with account manger Tom and studio manager Saphira to schedule resources within the studio and keep things on track. I also work with the creative team on client projects and delivering everything we’ve promised.
What does a typical working day look like?
An average working day consists of meetings, catch-ups, emails, calls and preparing proposals and presentations. Time is allocated depending on priority and deadlines. An ideal working day is when everything in the diary goes as planned but a typical one is slightly more chaotic with the occasional overrunning meeting or change to a deadline.
The majority of my work takes place at the studio. We have a lot of meetings and at particular points in a project we’ll spend quite a bit of time with a client outside of the studio. We all love the NB space though, so it’s always nice to be here. I’d say I spend about three quarters of the day in front of the computer and the rest in meetings, catch-ups and out and about.
How collaborative is your work?
My role is completely collaborative. Internally I work with the whole team (creative directors, strategists, designers, other account managers, studio management and interns). NB is particularly keen on collaborating with experts too, so I get to work with illustrators, photographers, filmmakers, copywriters and everything in between. And then in terms of clients, I work with everyone from brand managers to founders and communications directors. My role involves collaboration in every aspect, which is part of the reason I love it.