What is your job title and what are your responsibilities here at Branch?
Jr. Visual Designer. I’m responsible, in part, for the look and feel of ✨The Visuals✨ that support various initiatives, campaigns, and presentation documentation across a few different teams on the people side of the house. In a nutshell, I try my best to create original designs and rework existing designs that maintain Branch’s unified brand language across different media, applications, and collateral.
What does your day-to-day look like at Branch?
After I log on in the morning and narrow down what I need to do I check in with my creative director and we discuss our plans and priorities. What I’m working on is always changing, but generally a good day for me involves supporting my team in telling Branch’s unique story, and making work that is conceptually in sync with our goals.
What did you want to be when you grew up? 🏀
Michael Jordan—I used to really want to be Michael Jordan. Eventually, I had to face the facts, and afterward, I decided that if I couldn’t be him then I wanted to become an artist.
What was your first job?
Camp counselor! I started working at a day camp when I was 16 and did that every summer throughout high school.
The first thing you saved up to buy as a kid?
I think it was either a Lisa Frank trapper keeper or a Gameboy Color…
3 words would you use to describe yourself:
Quizno's Sign Spinner
When you’re not working, what are your favorite things to do? 🌵
Off the clock, I enjoy doing my nails, reading in bed, repotting plants, playing DnD, and drawing.
The app (aside from Branch) you can’t live without?
Thunderspace! It’s a library of super well-recorded stereoscopic thunderstorm soundscapes. I think I’ve had it since 2014, and it continues to be one of my favorite and most-used apps.
Favorite time of the day:
The most satisfying time is 12:34, but my favorite is sunrise. I don’t wake up in time to catch it every day, but I appreciate and am grounded by the daily reminder that I’m stuck on a spinning rock in outer space.
The items you have in your fridge at all times: 🍞
Miso, Coke Zero, Silk Vanilla Soy Creamer, and sourdough starter that I’m pretty sure is dead.
A song you will always dance to when it comes on:
Two Princes by Spin Doctors
Favorite part about working for Branch:
That I get to be my authentic self and collaborate with people who appreciate and respect one another’s hard work. I’ve never worked with people who I like better, on projects that excite and challenge me more, or for an employer who’s as serious about maintaining a healthy work culture.