What did you do before coming to ZeroLight?
Alongside studying towards my master's in linguistics, I was spending a lot of my time working on content marketing and PR projects with local companies. I've always been really interested in language: how it can create thoughts and feelings, and how this can ultimately be applied to the world of business. Having studied language academically for four years, I was really keen to step into the corporate world and apply what I'd learned to an exciting brand, so I joined ZeroLight's marketing team!
What are your hobbies?
I've always loved cooking, so I spend quite a lot of my time doing that really, but I'm also a keen runner and swimmer, and I recently took up yoga (which I'm still a little unsure about…). I'm a big Newcastle United fan too, so I'm slightly apprehensively counting down the days until the new season starts with my fingers crossed that it ends a little better than last time I was living up here a couple of years ago!
Aside from that, I'm sure it'll come as no surprise I'm an avid reader; I've just finished the Millennium trilogy (really worth a read if you've not checked them out yet) and I'm currently part way through The Martian, which I'm loving too!
So, what do you do here at ZeroLight?
I'm the Marketing Intern, so my role is really quite varied. So far, I've helped manage the social media channels, written all kinds of blogs and a couple of press releases, and done loads of market research, but I'm really looking forward to working on some awards applications and the Insights pieces over the next few weeks.
A great thing about the job for me is how varied it is: I like to be kept on my toes and work on different things each day, so I'm really enjoying having different tasks to juggle at once.
What's your favourite thing you've worked on?
There've been quite a few things I've really enjoyed, but I think organising the Zwimbledon tournament was probably my favourite. For something that, at least on paper, should have been very straightforward, it took so much planning and organising! Staff are very busy here, so it wasn't as easy as I'd hoped to plan matches, and there were quite a few last-minute changes, but it all worked out in the end. The competition was really fun, with some incredible matches and tense showdowns, and it was great to write it all up at the end.
What are you most looking forward to working on?
Helping to organise - and hopefully work at - a ZeroLight event stall. I've done some events work in the past, but never for anyone with such an exciting product. We're a very visual company with revolutionary tech, so it'd be great to be part of the team behind showcasing our solutions to the public, and I'm really excited by the prospect of it.