Who: Mary Tang
Title: Interim Head of Production
Q: What do you enjoy most about working in production?
A: What I enjoy most about being part of production is the process of making creative ideas come to life. As a producer you are the hub, you are the control centre that bridges the creative idea and the final output. It’s a role that aligns very closely with my personal values and principles. Production not only requires diligence and rigour, but resourcefulness, agility and competence wrapped in a let’s-get-shit-done attitude.
Q: What is your past industry experience?
A: For almost 15 years, I have led large-scale integrated marketing projects and production teams at some of Toronto’s most reputable advertising and marketing agencies. My expertise in integrated campaigns, digital, broadcast commercials, video content, radio, and print production has allowed me to contribute to some noteworthy work for the world’s largest brands such as Sobeys, Walmart, Absolut, Coca-Cola, and BMW – to name a few.
Q: What do you like most about being a part of the creative world?
A: I like being a part of a world where you literally get to see what goes on in some of the industry’s most creative minds. And then how these thoughts and ideas then evolve into a form of communication or message to audiences is something I have always been quite fascinated with.
Q: What are some of your favourite hobbies and activities?
A: Nowadays, hobbies and activities are hard to come by with a 3-year-old and an infant. If I had the time, I would love to pick up sketching portraits again. I sketch using graphite and charcoal and it really was a mental escape for me. Also, pre-motherhood I spent most of my evenings in the boxing gym with an all-women’s boxing club. I would join that club again in a heartbeat, not only was it great exercise it was the best way to release pent up energy.
Q: What is something about you that people might not know about you?
A: I can’t remember how this came to be, but I was deeply obsessed with fascinators at one point in my life. During this time I spent all my free time designing and making fascinators. I made them for bridesmaids, costumes, local fashion shows, etc… I was determined to make it big in the fascinator business.