Join us in welcoming Emily Mixter to our team! She is our marketing intern for the summer of 2020 - but truly, she is already a marketing professional. As you'll read in her interview, circumstances allowed her to take on this internship role, while she's hunting for a full-time gig.
Q: Why did you apply at Oldspeake?
A: Graduating not far before the COVID-19 Pandemic hit our world, I’ve been able to spend quite a lot of time considering what I want my career to be defined by. Maybe it is naive, but I really want to experience great collaborative environments where the office is less defined by what your title is, and more defined by what effort you can bring to the table. Reading Oldspeake’s value statements I saw a company that valued people and hard work in the same way I aspire to. Then, seeing the opening for a marketing intern on the Oldspeake careers page felt like the opportunity I needed. I want to gain experience in the interim season of full-time job hunting, while also investing in a company that aligned with my own professional values.
Q: What is the best thing about being on a remote team?
A: I love it when a remote team is dedicated to making communication as efficient and accessible as possible. For example, knowing when a short video call can solve an issue faster than Slack DMs. Or accepting that email is not the best way for small internal discussions. All of those micro-decisions and processes are so pivotal in the remote work environment.
Q: How did you end up in marketing?
A: Marketing to me is the perfect blend of creative and strategy. I’ve worked in graphic design and frontend development for several years, but always seek to question my design process from a strategic standpoint. Does this design process help the user? How will these social media graphics attract the right audience? Etc. etc. Marketing provides a space for me to not only ask those questions but also seek out the answers.
Q: What’s your favorite color and why?
A: I cannot choose just one color to hang my hat on as THE favorite color. However, all my favorite colors come from the same natural phenomena: the humble sunset. Every day it’s slightly different, but if there’s a clear sky – there are sure to be some gorgeous colors. I love the deep yellows and rusty oranges of the sun just as it begins to fall to the horizon, and I love the muted purples and pinks of the twilight that comes after.
Q: Where would you most like to travel and why?
A: If I were to travel back to somewhere I’ve been before, I would most like to travel back to Brooklyn NY, and visit Ample Hills Creamery. It's been 2 years since I tasted their delicious ice cream, and it still shows up in my dreams. If I were to travel somewhere new, I’d love to eat my way through Italy, particularly Northern Italy. Writing this I am beginning to realize just how much my travel desires are driven by my stomach.