This week, we welcome Lindsay, our new Digital Producer to the AD Team. As per tradition, we sat down and got to know her a little bit more with her introductory blog. Over to you now, Lindsay!
What attracted you to After Digital?
I was attracted to After Digital due to its strong connection to arts and culture projects and solid interest in hiring the right people for them.
Tell us a bit about what you did before joining After Digital as a Digital Producer.
I began - and have spent most of my career - in London, starting at the Discovery Channel working in PR. I then moved into Digital Production and spent 6 years working for the Walt Disney Company, making and localising websites for many movies and franchises. After leaving Disney I spent 2 years at Nickelodeon, migrating, maintaining and creating digital content for the UK and Ireland Nick Jr. website. I’m a big hit with young kids when I break out my in-depth knowledge of PAW Patrol.
What do you bring to the team?
After 14 years at big multinational companies, a deep sense of what it’s like to be ‘the client’. And a wee bit of eccentricity, music and dress sense-wise.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a big fan of 40s, 50s and 60s culture. I grew up immersed in 60s pop music and came to the retro scene in my late 20s, learning to jive and lindy-hop. I love going to rockabilly weekenders with friends and am fascinated with social history and twentieth century pop culture in general, heading to exhibitions and watching documentaries whenever I can. I’m currently reading ‘The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’ which is engrossing. I'm also watching ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ (early 80s set drama series about the start of the personal computing boom) - an interesting parallel when it comes to technical innovation and development!
What’s on the top of your bucket list?
I always want to learn more skills if my time, wallet and abilities allow. I’ve always wanted to learn to dance Northern Soul so I can shuffle around my living room doing amazing drops and turns like I’m at the Wigan Casino back in the 70s...I may have left it a little late in life though.
What is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to you?
I once danced Lindy Hop with Trigger from Only Fools and Horses in a Synagogue in West London. I’ll leave that there.
If you could watch only one TV show or film for the rest of your life what would it be?
Schitt’s Creek. It’s the loveliest, warmest show I’ve seen for ages and I’ve yet to overwatch it. I’m devastated it’s finishing this year.
You’re stranded on an island, what are the three things you would take with you?
Spotify and speakers - is there WiFi on the island? Hope so. And a personal chef who also makes amazing cocktails. Good food, drinks and music and I’m happy.
Which celeb would play you in a movie?
It would have been Grumpy Cat (RIP)
Welcome to the team Lindsay! We are absolutely thrilled to have to onboard and we can't wait for you to teach us all the Lindy Hop!