Team WorkCast has been growing and we are excited to introduce you to another one of our amazing team members. Our Employee Spotlight series highlights our employees and their extraordinary contributions to WorkCast. Be sure to keep checking back to learn more about our next interviewee!
In this month's edition, we will be talking to our Digital Design and Video Specialist, Cammy, from the marketing department. He is a vital member of our team, responsible for all our cool graphics on our website, illustrations, branding, videos, etc.
Find out more about him and his role below.
Would you mind telling us a little bit about your role at WorkCast?
As WorkCast's Design and Video specialist, my role consists of keeping the company's products, website, socials, and more, up to date with current brand guidelines. This has ranged from eBooks to internal slides and some video motion graphics for youtube.
How long have you worked at WorkCast?
I started at WorkCast in February 2020, with obviously no idea how crazy a first year it would end up being. So that puts me at about 1 year 7 months, with less than a month being in the office!
What does a typical WorkCast day look like for you?
I like to compare my days now vs my brief in-office stint. Because of where I live, I was getting a bus at 7:00 am, into Edinburgh for 8:00 am, at the office for 8:30 am, then getting home at around 19:00 pm. Now I wake up at 8:00 am, what a luxury! A lot of my work goes into supporting the other marketing team members, providing imagery for web pages, creating new video content, and maintaining the brand's aesthetic. I also like to squeeze in an hour's walk on my lunch break, which generally leads to me eating and working simultaneously.
What do you like the most about working at WorkCast?
There's a lot of creative freedom in my role; I feel that WorkCast has a lot of good faith in its employees; we were hired for specific reasons, which shows in the trust we're given. That and the people I work with are all fantastic. Our processes as a team have been refined and developed to match our individual strengths up with the company's broader goals, giving us a clear view of what's ahead. No stress.
What has been your highlight at WorkCast so far?
Working on a Webcast with our Custom Events team, getting that kind of hands-on experience with a really nice camera and audio equipment was amazing. It also gave me a really good understanding of how some of our less-virtual events are run.
Do you have a specific workspace aesthetic? Would you say it's Neat? Minimalist? Or Homey?
I have to spend a couple of hours every weekend tidying my desk for Monday morning. I am very much a pen and paper person. You'll always see various notebooks, post-its, and scraps of paper surrounding my workspace. Here is a list of some of the weirder things on my desk: A tricorn hat, a vintage bottle of Grappa (unopened), peregrine falcon feathers, a bag of dice, bubbles, Spy Kids 3D on DVD, there's more, but you get the idea…
How did you get into graphic design?
I've always liked a nice logo, font, or colour palette, so when I started high school, I found my work always gravitated towards the more graphic side of things, much to my art teacher's chagrin. When looking at uni courses, I wanted something with options. I chose Communication Design, which blended Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography, Filmmaking, and more.
What advice would you give someone who is looking to become a Digital Design & Video Specialist?
Specialise your folio for the roles you're applying to; this goes for any position that requires a folio. For design and video, it's good to show how your design skills can transfer into video work, especially motion graphics. I used to fall into the trap of showing everything all at once, but you'll be far more successful if you're selective with your work.
Describe yourself in three words
Imaginative, authentic, relaxed.
If you were an animal, what would it be and why?
I would be a Fox because they are crafty and aesthetic-looking.