You've been here for a wee while so this question is a bit late, I'm sorry, but what is your background? Where have you come from and why the move to a design agency?
I have over 11 years’ experience in business administration in a wide range of industries including property, architecture and private wealth. In 2016, I had recently graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and knew it was time to combine my love of all things creative with my business acumen. Open Sesame: Dow Goodfolk!
You did disappear for a while – where did you go and was it fun?
Such fun. I have been lucky enough to spend a year with my baby boy, he is 16 months old now and a hurricane of energy.
Hang on… weren't you in the newspaper? What was that about?
On weekends I am an artist and in the evenings I have a side hustle! I’m the founder of KidSet, a company that makes it easy for inexperienced crafters to give something new a go. KidSet sources natural materials – like wool and knitting needles – and creates easy-to-follow instructions, then we bundle them into designer craft kits for adults who want to create something unique for a baby.
As office manager/PA/event organiser/ring mistress for Dow Goodfolk you wear many hats. What do you get up to?
The scope of my role means every day at Dow Goodfolk is different.
I feel like the studio is my second home and as such spend a lot of time making sure we work in a comfortable and organised space.
I organise our Ladies, Wine and Design events, where women working in creative industries are invited to join us for wine, nibbles and casual conversations on a wide variety of topics related to creativity, business and life.
I also support Annie and Shakila with the day to day running of the business. I see the effort and focus they put into it; I love that we are all very passionate about the magic we do for our clients.
And what's the best part?
The people, I think we have a fantastic team and culture at Dow Goodfolk. They all help make it a pleasure to come to work.