How would you describe your job?
As a producer, my role is really varied but that's what I like about it. There are no typical days. This could include working alongside our managing director Vera-Maria Glahn and creative director Marcus Wendt to discussing concepts, client management, scheduling, budgeting, working with the production team through creative development, production, consulting on AV solutions for projects and delivery and documentation.
Delivery can often include installs for permanent and temporary shows, events and include interactive and immersive experiences, light sculptures and generative screen installations.
What does a typical working day look like?
It takes me 30 minutes to cycle through glorious Victoria park, along the canal and through London Fields before arriving at work for 10am.
I’ll either be in the studio or on site for installs. In the studio, the day is split between catch-ups with the team, creative sessions and then doing admin on my laptop. I mainly work on one big project at a time, with one or two smaller projects either starting or wrapping up alongside that. I also work closely with the team on general discussions about new business, recruitment, planning, and managing studio finances with the studio manager.
When projects are really intense, it’s common to work really long hours until 9pm or so. As a producer it’s important to stay and support the team and make sure things stay on track.
How did you land your current job?
It was pretty tough, to be honest. I’d come straight from South Africa, didn't know anyone and I also didn't have any formal actual work experience besides internships. On top of that, I had a fashion background but wanted to change industries. But in the end, I saw the job on the It’s Nice That jobsboard.
At first I started freelancing before going full-time a few months later. Vera and I just clicked. It really boils down to getting a good feeling from people; it’s important because you’ll spend so much time with them. I've been so fortunate build incredible relationships over the past three years.