In last week's post about our new logo, I briefly mentioned some of the changes we experienced as an agency this year, including the addition of new staff members.
These awesome individuals have been members of our team for several months now, but it occurred to me that we sort of skipped proper introductions. So, over the course of the next few months, I'll be posting short staff interviews. First on deck? Graphic Designer Rahmie Santoso.
How long have you been working at Sonic Promos?
I've been with Sonic since June 2012.
What role(s) do you play here?
I play many roles in the art department: Graphic Designer, Production Artist, Expert Paper Cutter and Creative Instigator. I see design projects through from concept to creation, and I make sure art is vendor-ready for production. I also create and prep all of our in-house art, from business cards to letterhead and documents, making sure that everything is cohesive and in line with Sonic's branding guidelines.
Best part of the job?
Creating! It's what I love; it's what I'm good at. Designers aren't limited to just logos and flyers. We're problem solvers. We help companies display themselves in a way that achieves the goals they seek.
Worst part of the job?
I have to say the only negative for me is the commute. I travel an hour to and from work. But, I really love that I can work from home when needed.
What's your favorite kind of project to work on?
I like projects that challenge me creatively. Branding or re-branding a company is always fun! As the designer, you have to put a lot of thought and time into figuring out how to create a look that suits the client. It's always different.
What do your coworkers love to tease you about?
Here at Sonic, we're a big family, and joking is what we do best. From getting teased about wearing leggings as pants (guilty), to having things tossed at me, to getting my face Photoshopped on someone else's body... the jokes and teasing vary from day to day.