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Creative Consulting: A Spotlight On Jen Gilmore
Get to know the hilarious, hard-working, and creative individuals that make up the Creative Consulting family one blog at a time.
Hello, Summerville! We hope you're doing well! Things at our office are going well - we are now entering the busiest part of our year, and things are gearing up for everyone on our team. This year has already been busy for all of us, which I can say that we are all thankful for. Working for a small local business, you get to see so much up close about each of your clients and everyone you work with that you wouldn't at a big corporate office. It's unique, special, and honestly really exciting. You get to know your clients, you are proud of their daily hard work, you get excited about the work you're doing for them, and are thrilled to see what's next for them. Instead of getting stressed out about the busy season, we are looking forward to taking on the challenge and are so excited to see what level of growth this will push us all to.
Getting ready for a busy season is only possible with an incredible team, which is why I have loved doing these spotlights on my fellow team members. Every Monday, we have a team meeting to check in to see what is coming our way in the upcoming week, what new projects are on the docket and to check in with one another. I feel that with every meeting, I learn something new about these incredible people I work with, and am in awe of the work that they do. I met Jen last fall after I had been out of town doing a show in North Carolina, and she was already a part of the family by the time I got back into town. Have you ever worked with someone and they are the cool new kid in town? That's Jen. Talented, hilarious, and loves cats just as much as I do. We spend a lot of time bonding over our favorite Charleston restaurants, cute pictures of our cats, and her educating me on the wonders of Filipino food. I've never wanted to travel more than after she tells me about all the incredible dishes she makes with her family. Her work for CC is incredible - I am not a designer or graphic artist in the slightest, but I appreciate those who are. Her work is so unique and beautifully crafted, that I always get excited to see what she is working on. It is my pleasure to introduce you to my teammate and friend, Jen Gilmore!
How long have you been working at CC?
7 months in September
How did you hear about the position?
While I was in my last semester of college, Stephen came into our class promoting an internship position at Creative.
What do you do for CC?
I’m one of the graphic designers here. I help make businesses look real good. I create logos and graphics for social media like daily posts and ads.
What is your favorite part about working for CC?
I love how we always laugh. It doesn’t matter what kind of morning I may be having, I know I’m going to laugh and have a good time in the office.
What have you learned since you worked at CC?
Since working at CC I’ve learned more about logo design and logo animation, a little about the business side of Creative, and that Stephen loves Taco Bell.
What is your favorite part of your workday at CC?
My favorite part of my workday is being able to check tasks off in Hubspot… so satisfying.
Favorite memory at CC so far?
It’s so hard to pick a favorite memory. I keep thinking “Mondays”. Mondays tend to be full of good laughs.
Favorite Summerville Small Business (besides CC)?
I love Coastal Coffee Roasters. I used to go there religiously before I moved to James Island. It always reminds me of the sweet coffee dates I had with my husband before we got married (cue the “aw”s).
What is your education background:
I have a BA in Graphic Design from good ole’ CSU.
What are your hobbies:
Printmaking, escape rooms (me and my husband are addicted to them), tabletop games, trying out new restaurants, watching anime, and riding my new bike (it has light-up wheels).
What is your favorite book, color, song, movie:
Favorite Food: Filipino food! Sarap!
Favorite Restaurant in Charleston/Summerville:
I literally can’t decide. Charleston makes it too hard to have a favorite restaurant because most of them are so good! So I’m just going to say my mom’s house cause she makes the food I truly crave.
Favorite things to do in Charleston/Summerville:
Pretty cool lady, right? I have to agree with her. Mondays are by far one of my favorite days of the week. I know most people dread them, but always knowing that we will spend time laughing together to get our work week started is pretty special. I look forward to introducing you to more of our team members, but until next time, stay safe and be well Summerville! Make sure to look for the positives in any challenge you might be facing this week, and treat yourself to something from your favorite local shop, bakery, coffee shop, or restaurant this week!