Who: Jamie Brand
Title: Senior Art Director
Q: What are you most excited to learn about in your role?
I think I’m most excited to engage with the company’s production chops and network of creators. Working with good production partners is such an essential part of the creative process.
Q: What is your favorite part of working in client servicing?
Getting to step back from a business and see a particular challenge from the top down. Unraveling complex problems and finding that solution that wasn’t even something considered can be exhilarating.
Q: Tell us about your past industry experience.
I’ve been in the industry for a little over 15 years. Most recently a long-ish stint working with TELUS. Looking forward to working with actors and real people again. Animals take direction terribly.
Q: Where do you find your inspiration?
Mostly day-to-day life. Snippets of overheard conversations, sketching people on the TTC (which has gotten a little harder lately), the sounds of my neighborhood and the city. Other good art as well: illustration and comics, music, film/TV, and podcasts.
Q: What is one thing you cannot live without?
A solid brush pen/sketchbook combo.