None of the great work we do at Maxwell Rogers would be possible without our fantastic team. Our second employee interview is with Jane Shepherd, Account Director. Have a read of her answers, below!
What does a typical day at work look like?
A short commute along the landing to my office, followed by numerous Teams and Zoom calls with clients and colleagues to keep in touch and collaborate. What will the new ‘typical’ be post COVID? Who knows, but I suspect it may not be the old ‘typical’ 9-5.
How did you get into your role?
I cut my teeth in London advertising agencies, longer ago than I care to remember. I discovered digital media in its infancy where one of my roles was to evangelise the WWW to the unenlightened.
What would you say is the best thing about your job?
#Ambition, #Collaboration, #Excellence is part of our DNA at Maxwell Rogers and I feel unbelievably lucky to be part of an incredibly talented team of presentation story tellers, delivering great results for our clients day in and day out.
Any advice for someone wanting to become an Account Director?
Earn your stripes, learn your game and be very honest with yourself about what type of marketing agency rocks your boat.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love my garden, although enthusiasm rules not knowledge. Cooking is a great antidote to work as nothing gets measured, I just go with the flow, but definitely steer clear of baking as that approach just does not work, as I have found out to my detriment.
Tell us something about you that we wouldn’t know from reading your CV.
- Until the age of three, I was fluent in Farsi.
- I won a consolation rubber chicken for my efforts at clay pigeon shooting.
- I was nominated for a D&AD silver award for the most outstanding interactive media
- Oh, and I’m chronically left handed.
When you’re in charge of the office music, what is your go-to playlist?
I daren’t play music whilst working as I get far too distracted by it, but if I was, probably some of my son’s DJ mixes.
What is your favourite font, and why?
A perennial classic, Garamond, as it’s both legible and elegant at different sizes, colours and compositions.
If you could spend the day with any cartoon character, who would it be?
Rick (from Rick and Morty).
What is your favourite Pantone colour?
Pantone 123 as it reminds me of a beautiful setting sun. What’s not to like?