How would you describe your job?
Our job is akin to being children in a nursery, but with added coffee and Earl Grey. We work daily to panic, answer creative briefs, and create ads for Channel 4 for a wide variety of media. We find the best way to do this is to forget we are grown-ups doing a real job.
What does a typical working day look like?
Stacey gets a Southern Rail train into Victoria (if she’s lucky, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but they LOVE striking) and Jack lives out of town which means he cycles, gets a train and then the tube. It’s pretty tiring just typing it. Stacey listens to podcasts about the apocalypse and Jack reads the Bible, his commute may be long, but it will take a few years to finish it.
We arrive at work at around 9:30 and usually catch up on what we have to do that day over breakfast. We then spend the day working through some badly cobbled together to-do list that’s been written on an old scamp, and usually finish up by 6:30. We prefer working away from our desks in different areas all over the building or externally. Stacey likes to break up the day by talking to other people (it’s not personal, she promises), so we come back to our desks every now and then. Our ideal working day is probably our typical working day; we like working from home, but it’s difficult when you’re in a team.
How did you land your current job?
A collection of odd pieces of work in our portfolio caught the attention of our CD Alice Tonge. We turned down a full time job at an agency to come here, and after a few months on placement trying to make ourselves as useful as possible, we were made freelance. 4creative tend to only hire when there’s a full solar eclipse, so we were pretty luck to land a full time role here, back in 2013!