We're excited to introduce you to our latest Digital Producer, Andrea Westwick! We got her to sit down and answer some questions about herself, her role with us and what she would take to a desert island...
What attracted you to After Digital?
When I saw the digital producer role I thought it was a good fit for my experience and style of project management, which has always been end-to-end between the client and the studio – and everything in between. Meeting some of the team and getting an introduction to the studio through the interview process just strengthened this. It felt like a good fit!
Tell us a bit about what you did before joining After Digital.
I studied Product/Service design at GSA and then moved down to London after graduating. I was there for 10 years, working my way through project/studio assistant to senior project management roles. In 2015 I decided to make the move back to Glasgow, where I took a bigger step into digital, working in a digital design studio, before taking a little time out – and now joining the team at After Digital.
What do you bring to the team?
Hopefully good, wide-ranging experience in all aspects of project management. I’m hands-on, practical and determined, which I hope will serve the role of Digital Producer well.
I’ve been lucky to work with good people and a really varied group of clients and projects, from many different sectors of the arts, government, charity/foundations and media.
I’m always up for the challenge of a new role – there’s always more to learn and room to develop in a new environment.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to draw, so plenty of time spent sketching. I also recently did a silversmithing course, so I’ve been getting my kit together and making small pieces. Outside of that, a good walk, trips to the seaside, time visiting family outside of the UK and getting back down to London when I can.
What’s your favourite film?
It’s a tie between Ghost World, Lost in Translation and Brief Encounter. I like a film where not much happens and you have to fill in the blanks.
Stranded on a desert island what 3 items would you take?
Based on the above I probably need to take a pencil and paper. And then I’m torn between a good book or a karaoke machine – I read ‘Singing releases endorphins, leading to feelings of elation.’ though maybe not for those listening to me, but it is a desert island…
Which celeb would play you in a movie?
Probably, Steve Buscemi, we look alike right? He’s a character actor, so I wouldn’t mind hanging out with him whilst he got ‘me’ down.
What's your favourite quote?
If I can get away with a song lyric – ‘Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.’
I thought that summed up things well, and there is the element of the optimistic, problem solver in that!
We're glad Andrea has joined us at After Digital and we're looking forward to seeing more of her work!