Get to know our new designer, Holly! She’s coming to Staffing Robot with a background in web design, branding, UX/UI design, and more!
Tell us about your background in design.
Throughout my career, I’ve been primarily focused on branding and web design. I ran my own business for a couple years, helping small companies and start ups to transform themselves into something more polished. I most recently worked in-house for a local e-commerce company, managing creative assets for multiple brands. My projects varied, but some of my favorites involved user experience design, email marketing, user testing and seasonal promotion designs.
What do you love most about working in design?
Design allows me to be creative. Most projects are unique, allowing me to constantly work on something different. Design is also problem solving at its core, and I enjoy the challenges that brings. Being able to help someone accomplish something through my work is very rewarding.
Worst job you ever had growing up?
Growing up in a small town made finding a job difficult as a teenager. The only thing available (according to my insistent mother) was the local cannery. I spent 5 days working there, chopping stems off zucchini or picking stems out of green beans before realizing that the conveyor belt made me too dizzy to continue.
Favorite thing(s) to do outside of work?
Over the last year I’ve been playing kickball in the various leagues in Portland. It’s basically a day every weekend where you hang out in the park with your friends, drinking beer, barbecuing and running bases. Playing regularly in leagues has led to playing in tournaments in various cities across the country (Brooklyn, Seattle, San Francisco).
Best part of living in Portland?
The beer selection. There’s so many breweries/taphouses/bottle shops. I’m a fan of almost all of them (not sours yet though… too much for me). Give me a good Imperial Stout or IPA, and I’ll be happy.
Blazer games & shows at the Roseland/Wonder/Doug Fir have been awesome as well.
Do you have any pets? kids? plants?
I kill almost every plant that comes within 2 feet of me. I had a bamboo plant once that lived for a couple years, lucky little fella!
Favorite thing about working for Staffing Robot so far?
The team and atmosphere at Staffing Robot have blown me away. They’re professional and cutting edge with their web practices and processes. I can’t wait to get acclimated and do my part contributing to the work they do.