Name: Kate Blackman
Role: Marketing & Design Coordinator
What is your morning routine like?
I wake up at 6.30am and snooze until 7.10am! From there I finally get out of bed, get myself ready for work and before leaving prepare my children (3 dogs and 4 cats) for a hard day lounging around the house.
What is your role at ALG?
My role is to refine the marketing and brand identity for Doric and create designs that showcase Doric as a modern and innovative brand. It involves working closely alongside the Product Management, Marketing, Sales & Research & Development teams.
If you could use a few words to describe your work process, what would they be?
I would describe my approach to work to be methodically yet messy. I give myself a plan and structure for each day yet I’m prone to be a constant multi-tasker and have always been that way. But that’s how I express my creativity.
Talk us through what a usual work day for you…
A usual work day tends to be a bundle of energy, enthusiasm and knuckling down at the computer. Or as I like to call it, Rock & Roll digitally! There is so much to learn within my role especially about the hardware from a technical aspect and how I cam then translate that digitally as accurately as possible.
Being a part of the Marketing Department, do you find your team to be a good source of support in terms of your role?
There is a constant buzz of creative energy within the Marketing team, we are able to feed and bounce ideas off one another. Despite us all having different roles, we’re not adverse to giving ideas, feedback and collaborating together.
If there is one thing you can’t live without, what would it be?
Definitely my camera! As a side hobby I love to photograph and my camera and the images I produce is a reflection of that.
After a busy day, how do you switch off from work?
After I leave work, depending on the night I participate in Burlesque classes or go to the gym. Once I get home from the either the gym or Burlesque class, I have dinner with my partner Jamie then go and hit the books. Currently I’m completing my Diploma of Graphic Design. I am passionate about learning more about design and it ties in well with my job.
Are there any TV series you are currently watching?
I really enjoy watching crime documentaries especially ones on women serial killers. But there is a really interesting series that we just started on Netflix called ‘Evil Genius’. Definitely worth the watch!
If you had an Inspirational figure to look up to, who would it be?
Carmen Miranda the Brazilian Bombshell!
Have you ever received any life advice that has stuck with you?
Someone once told me to have a job that pays you well and a hobby that you love! We all definitely need another outlet outside of work that allows us to express ourselves.
To finish off, what are some things about yourself that you do really well?
I would say I am a passionate brainstormer that loves to bring my ideas to life and love seeing the end product!