In our latest Meet the Team blog post, we would like to introduce our Project Manager, Tommy!
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU.
I am a nature-loving music nerd with a penchant for sneakers. I’m allergic to most things but I am animal lover none the less. A huge fan of culinary delights. In my opinion, Sundays are best spent cooking up some goodness, sipping on a glass of red after a walk in the great outdoors with my wife.
I come from a design background that developed into managing campaigns, which naturally led to project management. I love problem-solving and being able to offer solutions, I don’t enjoy the headache prior to the solving!
I’ve always been a fan of “the arts”; meaning, I love anything that is open for interpretation and sparks conversation. I am good at making inappropriate jokes and not good at understanding politicians. Or flat earthers.
WHAT’S THE COOLEST THING YOU’RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
I’m working on an experiential project for a large retailer. Without saying too much, we’re certainly bringing the outside; in.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN THE IMAGECO OFFICE?
Inspiration & colour. I love bringing clients to our office and taking them on a tour, as it always prompts collaboration. I work alongside a team of experts too; we often get thrown challenges and between the skills we have internally; always find a solution.
GIVE US ONE BIG CHANGE YOU CAN SEE COMING IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
It’s already happening and gaining momentum, but, the use of single-use plastics. Especially those for events & exhibitions. Hosts & exhibitors send so much to landfills and with a little more education, we should be swapping these environmentally harmful materials out for our ecological & sustainable products.
DESCRIBE YOUR JOB IN THREE WORDS.
A rollercoaster ride.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SWAP PLACES WITH FOR THE DAY? WHICH DAY?
Everyone has bad days. I don’t like Tuesdays. Banksy would be pretty cool – a licence to write your message wherever you like.
Takashi Murakami, Kaws or Nigo – being either of those would guarantee me some lovely visuals for the day.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?
My earliest memory of my desired career path was to be a vet. My next-door neighbour was a vet at that time, and I can remember her bringing home an injured bat. She knew how much I loved them, so she invited me over to help look after the little guy. Good times!
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO DRINK AT THE PUB?
Guinness if there’s no guest stout or porter. I like to support local breweries and try different ales. Northern Monk has produced some great bits, they collaborate with artists on their packaging too; more recently with Leeds’ own INSA! Sold!
IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Having just returned from Barcelona, and visiting Italy in a couple of days, I’m tempted by somewhere cold. Stick me somewhere high up with a lovely view of the Norwegian Fjords. That would make me a happy guy.
GIVE US YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE.
Treat people how you wish to be treated yourself.