When I joined the team back in February, I had some pretty clear expectations of what was in store for me. And these have mostly been spot on, with some happy surprises along the way. So as I get ready to leave the studio for the last time, I thought I'd take a moment to share some reflections on my time with Glassup & Stoski.
Having worked with Matt and Nick previously, I already knew that their approach to business is a heady mix of seeking perfection and pushing boundaries on design, balanced with a massive pinch of humorous salt. I was hoping that I could bring my experience of the 'other side' in the corporate world, as well as that wonderful tendency I have for 'getting things done' (aka nagging and obsessing over targets and process). I was also secretly hoping to offer some diversity in the daily Spotify playlist, aside from Hip Hop and the odd appearance from Springsteen.
Whilst I'm not sure the rest of the team have come around to my DJ'ing skills, I hope that we have achieved some of the things we set out to. And I'm happy to report that some unexpected lessons have been learnt also: the true meaning of a 'business casual' dress code for one! But on a serious note, I have remembered that taking time to connect with your team, share laughs and debate pointless topics are all important parts of working life and help you to be the most inspired and motivated version of yourself. And help you to maintain a positive and fresh approach with your clients.
So I want to say a big thank you to Matt, Nick and the team for helping me remember that!
Hang on though, you won't be getting rid of me that easily everyone. Whilst I am moving to Montreal later this month to commence by MBA studies, I will still be supporting Glassup & Stoski on a freelance basis; working with clients on copywriting, and hopefully sharing the odd blog post too.
But as this is my last day in our little studio in Staines, I wanted to share this little goodbye and pictures of some of my favourite things about working here...