Continuing our ‘Day in the life of’ feature, we asked Account Manager Katie Sutton to spill the beans on her role at Ginger Root.
Here’s how she got on…
What does your typical day at Ginger Root look like?
First things first is making a round of tea. Usually, I’ll then go through my emails and put any new jobs onto the system. I then tend to meet with the design and production teams to see what they’ve got on and schedule in any new work and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.
A few times a week, I attend client meetings where we discuss aims, ideas, briefs and budgets which I then report back to either the print, marketing or design teams. Evenings are usually taken up by a networking event or two to meet prospective clients and continue to build strong business relationships.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Smiley, optimistic and organised.
What do you most enjoy about being an Account Manager?
Meeting new people, turning them into clients and seeing how happy they are with our work!
What did you want to be when you were younger?
A dancer or a writer. I gave up the dancing at 16 and decided to go along the university route but I still have a love for writing and help out the marketing team where I can with copywriting, which is great.
What do you enjoy most about working at Ginger Root?
The people here and the culture we’ve all created. We all get on really well, have fun and work well collaboratively to get any job done.
How did you become an Account Manager?
I kind of fell into it! The guys at Ginger Root found me after I’d completed my MA. I knew I wanted to work with people, I knew I had a passion for writing and that I was good at organisation and managing both people and deadlines. Ginger Root offered me the role of Account Manager, since then, I’ve just grown into it and I absolutely love it.
Where do you get your inspiration?
If I need to be creative then Pinterest, Issu, Creative Review, Bored Panda or Design Week.
When it comes to business and personal inspiration I look at other successful businesses, people I aspire to and tend to read lots of books and blogs on self-development.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career to-date?
To stay my positive and cheery self and try not to let cynicism or negativity affect me. That, and stand for what you believe in to stay true to yourself.