Performance Driven Marketing wants to highlight the work of our amazing team members. We have recently added two new members to our team and would love to introduce them to you. Below are their responses to some get-to-know-you questions about hobbies, how they stay productive at work, and what makes them smile. We are happy to have you as part of the team Christi and Max!
1) What inspired you to pursue a career as a (graphic designer/web developer)?
Max: “I worked in a call center and hated every second of it so I decided I’d do something about that and get educated and find a better job. I have always loved learning about technology and I enjoy art so I figured web development would be a great fit for me.”
Christi: “I have always been drawn to anything artsy including typography and drawing on napkins. In fact, in school, I got in trouble on my bubble test for drawing a butterfly.
I love being creative!
2) What is your favorite part of this job?
Max: “I love learning. It’s just so satisfying learning how to do something new and then being able to use that knowledge on more projects and expand my existing skills.
For example, I do a lot of CSS styling work so far at this job and that is something that I loved doing before this and really wanted to improve so thanks to this job I’m getting tons of experience doing that every day.”
Christi: “ My snacks…just kidding! Being able to share my creative brain with clients and the people that I work with.”
3) What are your hobbies? What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Max: “I’ve been into video editing/photoshop most of my life (just random stuff, mostly fun effects I wanted to try) and I recently started a podcast (discussing movies/media) with my friend. I also enjoy art. I used to do tons of charcoal drawings but I’m trying to talk myself back into doing more of that. I’m also finally getting back into reading books (just started the Mistborn series) and I enjoy some Xbox as well.”
Christi: “Can you have too many hobbies? I enjoy reading, anything crafty, being a giant kid at heart, dancing, anything outdoors, and having fun. You could say I am a jack of all crafts. I also love to surf in the ocean and have traveled all over the world
I work on VW buses for fun and I enjoy trying anything new and exciting or challenging.”
4) Have you read any books or seen any movies/shows lately that you’d recommend?
Max: “YES. I’m a Star Wars fan but having said that, you don’t need to like Star Wars at all to appreciate the Andor series. I think it’s amazing. Also, I really enjoyed Better Call Saul and some of my favorite movies this year are: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Prey, and Glass Onion.”
Christi: “This one is tricky, books are hard. I read a bit of everything and am learning constantly. As for TV, I am not a huge fan but can watch The Office on repeat.”
5) What are your favorite productivity hacks? How do you stay focused?
Max: “I like the Pomodoro technique: every 30 minutes take a 5-minute break at the end but no breaks in the 25 minutes leading up to that.”
Christi: “I have to multi-task to change things up. I also really like a 30/30 timer, it helps with my fluidity and challenges me.”
6) How do you get energized for work?
Max: “I enjoy music or podcasts on the way to work! The Stuff You Should Know podcast is pretty great.”
Christi: “The goofy movie soundtrack! Sometimes Hamilton ha ha.”
7) While you work, do you like music or shows in the background, or do you need quiet? If you listen to something while you work, what’s your favorite thing to listen to?
Max: “I prefer music, usually background type stuff like Lo-Fi or ambient noise but sometimes normal songs too.”
Christi: “I go back and forth between podcast, audible, and music of all types. I am pretty eclectic.”
8) What’s something that made you smile recently?
Max: “This is gonna sound cheesy but getting this job was huge for me so I’m always happy to be here.”
Christi: “When I was a total Karen in the auto shop (sorry if you’re reading this and your name is Karen). I know a little something about cars…”
9) What is your best piece of advice?
Max: “CONTROVERSIAL OPINION (and IDK if it even counts as advice??)
Original Oreos> double stuff by far. Also, Cheeto puffs > regular Cheetos.”
Christi: “ Be real in the unreal world. Don’t be afraid to live a full exciting life full of adventures.”
10) Got any favorite quotes?
Max: “‘Give a man a program, frustrate him for a day. Teach a man to program, frustrate him for a lifetime.” -some dude on Twitter named Francesco.”
Christi: “‘Sometimes you just need to wear stretchy pants!’ and ‘Kevin’s a girl?’
We are grateful to have Max Lythgoe as our new web developer and Christi Spencer as our new graphic designer! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we hope our clients and others enjoyed getting to know the newest members of our team.
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