How long have you been working at iFocus?
My first day as an intern was May 10th, 2016, and my first day as a full-time employee was January 3rd, 2017.
Describe what you do.
Currently, I am acting as a utility player by wearing three hats: Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer, and Paid Search Support.
- If an Account Manager needs reporting done or a media plan built out, they hit me up.
- If a new display ad needs built, or company t-shirts need designed, I’m the guy.
- Client needs a Pay Per Click campaign built out? I can do it!
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I look at a monitor, type a few words, talk with a few people, and click a mouse a few times.
Do you have any nicknames in the office?
I’ve heard “Diller The Killer” floating around..
What would your co-workers say is your most distinguishing feature at work?
People seem to think that I’m quiet, but I don’t know what would cause them to think that?
*Puts noise cancelling headphones back on and doesn’t speak to anybody the rest of the day.
Briefly talk about one of your all-time favorite iFocus projects you’ve worked on.
One project that comes to mind was during my internship. I was put in charge of creating a Graphic Requirements document for the company. The purpose of this document was to make clients aware of the requirements of our display advertisements. I’m not sure if it is currently in service anymore, but I enjoyed knowing that my work was being used and shown to clients at the time.
Besides your own work, what iFocus product/service is your favorite? Why?
I would say social management is up there. I feel like our social team is constantly coming up with quality content to keep our client’s social media engaging.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Lately, I’ve been working to improve my illustration & logo design skills, and getting back into my drawing habits. Also Rainbow Six Siege…it’s an addiction.
What’s your favorite local KC food joint?
There’s this local restaurant called “Chipotle,” I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it can’t be beat.
What movie or TV show character do you most identify with?
This is a tough one… Probably Rod from Hot Rod. I’m 2 legit 2 quit. And I like to party.
What’s one cool thing that has happened to you recently?
I wouldn’t say that this was recent, but when I was like seven years old, my family got a trampoline.
Describe your ideal weekend getaway.
Probably either staying in a lighthouse Airbnb that overlooks the ocean during a blood moon with a plate of Asian Zing wings from Bdubs in front of me.; or, getting a huge group of friends and going white water rafting in the mountains of Colorado. Then, we all watch Goodfellas on a makeshift projector and screen that we set up in the wilderness.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
What celebrity would you most like to have drinks and a conversation with? Why?
Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, or Wes Anderson. I would hope just being around them would give me knowledge about filmmaking – kind of like how sleeping with a book as pillow makes you smarter.
What’s one weird quirk that you have?
I can’t write/draw on paper that has been accidentally bent or has a slight crumple in it – it bothers me.
What social network consumes the greatest amount of your free time?
Reddit all day every day.
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott
Describe one thing that’s a source of inspiration for you.
The Little Engine That Could. He thought he could get over that hill, and guess what? He did. That’s how I live my life.
What’s your favorite part about working at iFocus?
Everybody is cool to be around every day, and culture club puts together some dope shindigs.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from working at iFocus thus far?
The importance of a company having a digital presence. In today’s world, if you aren’t running one of the services that iFocus provides, whether that be Social Media Advertising, Pay Per Click, or Display Advertising, you basically don’t exist.