10 Questions with Project Manager, Chelsey:
You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? This is a good question because I always thought that naming crayon colours (and yes, colours, because I’m from Canada and that’s how we spell here) would be one of the best jobs on the planet. I think I’d be ‘côte d’or’ and it would be a deep yellow colour, almost a mustard. I chose it because, a) I think I’m fancy, and b) because mustardy gold is one of my favourite colours these days. Looking good L +P.
If you could throw a party of any caliber, budget isn’t a factor, what type of parade would it be?
I have a deal with 5 of my closest friends where if any of us should win the lottery we’ll let each other know by showing up at one another’s homes with a Segway, a Stormtrooper costume, and a bottle of Dom Perignon with a twisty straw in it for each person. After that we’ll to make our way to a night on this town in costume, on our segways, drinking Dom straight out of the bottle using said twisty straws. I’m not totally sure if this counts as a party, but I’m pretty sure it would end up being one of the best nights of my life.
What do you do for fun and what would you be doing if it wasn’t advertising?
My favourite thing to do is travel. I love seeing how people do things differently, often in ways I’ve never thought of. Equally interesting, however, are those things that we do the same, the common chords that we strike with each other. If I could I would spend my time travelling like that, meeting new people and trying to see the world through their eyes.
What advice would you give to anyone trying to make it in the ad world?
Fake it til you make it. It sounds cliche, but it’s true. As long as you’ve got confidence, drive, and fresh ideas you’re off to a roaring start whether or not you have a ton of experience. Of course, a bit of experience helps too.
What has been your biggest blunder at work?
I once advised someone in the SEO department that it would be OK to add a plugin to my then companies website. Little did I know that the site was having major server issues and it caused the entire site to go down. It took one of our best developers hours to fix it.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in high school and/or college?
When I was in college I once got a sweater from a friend because it didn’t fit her anymore. The following morning I was running really late for school and just threw it on without a bra or undershirt or anything. Did I mention I was in a hurry? That it was dark? Anyway, as I went through my first two classes I noticed I was getting a lot of looks. I assumed the sweater was just working for me. It was only when I went to the bathroom that I realized that it was way too see through to wear in public and I had been giving everyone in my classes a show all day. I’ll never make a first time outfit decision in the morning when it’s dark ever again.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I recently bought a friend of mine three pairs of Brooklyn made and designed socks. You don’t even want to know what they cost, but let it be a testimony to the fact that my friend is the most passionate man I’ve ever met when it comes to socks.
Do you believe in Bigfoot?
No. I’m definitely one of these false until proven true types. Until I hear David Attenborough makes a documentary about it, I won’t believe it.
It’s Thursday, you’ve got to be at a project in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Monday. Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do before you leave?
1) Get a new book to read, maybe even two 2) Buy sunscreen 3) Try to learn some basic commands in Portuguese 4) Brag to all my friends 5) Pack my bags.
How does the internet work?
As far as I can tell it’s simply a series of tubes designed to bring us gifs of cats doing adorable things. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here…