What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
If you don't have mundane tasks as part of your job, you're probably lying. Mine are mostly admin tasks such as inputting receipts or dealing with printers, but you just have to get on with those things. The team, atmosphere, environment and background tunes all help.
I have a good work-life balance, but the job can take over your life. We're all getting better at time management, delegating to others and getting more sleep! When you're building a new company you have to be prepared for that uncertainty, instability or living off not much for a long time, it takes a certain kind of person, vision and drive to do it.
What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
I really enjoyed working on a pop-up experiential event that we did for Netflix last year in Manchester. We created sets that represented some of their shows and invited the public to have high-end photos and videos taken in the spaces. It was great to see fans of the shows really enjoying what we had created. My role was to make it happen, coordinate the team and materials, and work on the audience experience, creatively and logistically.
What skills are essential to your job?
Being super-organised, adaptable, unflappable, personable, collaborative, driven and able to do some serious multi-tasking.