Meet the Marketer: Sarah Osborne
At Pulse Marketing, we truly believe that each member of our team brings a unique, valuable perspective to the table and we love all the little quirks that make each of us who we are.
In our new Q&A short series, “Meet the Marketer,” we want to share a bit more about each of the individuals who make up Pulse’s dynamic team.
Sarah Osborne, you’re up first!
Let’s get down to business
What do you do here at Pulse?
I’m a web and graphic designer, so I create visual graphics for client projects. I design websites, film commercials, and create logo designs, to say the least. It’s great; I truly enjoy what I do.
Why did you choose your profession?
Well, going to school in Boston wasn’t in the cards and I wanted to work in a field where I could be creative and earn a decent salary as an artist. NESCom’s web media program was the best choice for my goals.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while working at Pulse?
I think it’s all cool. I never really do the same thing twice, it’s all based on what a client’s project is and what their needs are, so that’s the coolest.
What are you most proud of?
I’m proud of my career growth over the past year. I started at Pulse about 15 months ago and I’ve really been able to develop my professional skills here. This has been one of the best work experiences I’ve ever had, and it continues to be a place I look forward to going to every morning.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced?
I think the biggest challenge is keeping my emotions out of my work. Like the song [by The Offspring] says, “You gotta keep ‘em separated.”
What are three things you need to be successful at your job?
Hmmm. Be open-minded because it’s not an evergreen world, everything is being constantly updated and changed. A positive attitude because that helps with everything. And, a degree in the field. It helped me feel qualified for the position even though I had little experience when I was hired.
What is a skill you would like to learn, and why?
I want to continue my professional development by focusing on effective communication skills. Communication is the key to everything and I want to be the best I can at it.
On a more personal note
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is the desire to succeed. I want to be able to look back and feel like I made a difference and was able to help solve problems big or small.
What lessons has work-life taught you?
I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned from work is that I’m more capable than I give myself credit for. If I don’t know how to do something, I still jump in and figure it out with the resources I have and then I say, “I did that!”
You’re stranded on a deserted island! What three things do you hope are with you, and why?
- My husband – for obvious reasons 🙂
- My bow (and arrows hopefully) for food
- A crank radio, to keep us occupied
What are three things you’ve told yourself to get through your toughest times?
- Everything happens for a reason.
- It’s not the end of the world.
- If there’s a will, there’s a way.
I’d say those are the three things I say quite a bit, sometimes all together.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Every day, which is awesome! Things are always changing and I’m constantly doing something new.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility, because that would be pretty cool, but I want to fly too!
Drawing on your professional experience, what’s the most important bit of advice you have for people reading this blog?
My biggest tip from a design perspective would be watching for consistency across your business world. Some of the most common issues I see are branding concerns. If you’re not consistent with your professional presentation, if you’re not recognizable, who is going to pick you over your competition?
Thanks for taking a few minutes to learn about one of our wonderful web and graphic designers. If you’re interested in learning more about the Pulse Marketing team, please visit our website. Don’t forget, we offer free consultations to discuss and develop your marketing needs!