Meet the Marketer: Travis Maynard
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.
We’re continuing our Q&A series, “Meet the Marketer,” so we can share a bit more about each of the individuals who make up Pulse’s dynamic team.
Travis Maynard, it’s your turn!
Let’s get down to business
What do you do here at Pulse?
I was hired as a web and graphic designer, which I do a lot of, but I also have other marketable abilities such as video production and server-side coding. But mostly, I am a problem solver!
Why did you choose your profession?
Really, because the best type of job is one where you get paid for your hobby, and this has been my hobby as long as I can remember. I also couldn’t imagine a job where I feel miserable every day. I look forward to coming into a job where half of my time I can solve problems, while the other half of the time I can be artistic. It’s a perfect mixture of left and right brain.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while working at Pulse?
Man, that’s so hard! Every project is so different and each project has its own “cool” factor! I am pretty proud of our new website design that you’re looking at. 🙂
What are you most proud of?
Professionally speaking, I think I’m most proud of the diverse work I’ve done as a young professional. I have had the opportunity to work in over 10 countries doing what I love and not many people who are my age have had that opportunity. To thoroughly answer your question, I am most proud of my ability to say yes. Even if the project is daunting, or seems unfathomable, I say yes because at the end of the day I know that I can do it or I know how to use my resources to figure it out.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced?
I have faced many challenges in my professional career, but the hardest challenge that I have faced so far is working with language barriers. As Americans, our work force is very different from other countries such as Japan or Korea. There are different rules, hours, and compliances that you have to follow when working overseas. One of the biggest challenges that I faced was the ability to get a clear message across professionally.
What are three things you need to be successful at your job?
- Be a team player. You can accomplish so much more when you’re bouncing thoughts off your coworkers.
- Fast internet. You can’t expect to get much done without it.
- Excellent project management. #SarahB #WRIKE!
What is a skill you would like to learn, and why?
I would love to learn how to design and code phone apps. It is completely different from any other coding languages that I currently know and work with and I find it to be an extremely marketable talent.
On a more personal note
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration?
Over the years, my family and coworkers have been my biggest inspiration because they’ve taught me along the way how to be professional and successful.
What lessons has work-life taught you?
The most important lessons I’ve learned is never plan my day down to the last detail, things always change. Stay flexible and always be ready for something new. And, if you don’t know how to do something don’t stress over it, just ask for help (or Google it).
You’re stranded on a deserted island! What three things do you hope are with you, and why?
- A boat.
“Come on Sarah…that’s too easy!”
Any Travis-isms your friends would recognize?
- “Keep smiling. Keep shining.”
- “Not bitter, just passionate.”
- It’s not something I say, but I have a tendency to slide down my chair when something isn’t working right and it’s been coined “melting Travis.”
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I feel like I do new things all the time; it’s hard to pinpoint. I just recently began working on a real estate website with an integrated listing system – that’s a first for me.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation, so I can travel anywhere, see anything, visit anyone…it would be so cool to be anywhere you wanted instantly.
Drawing on your professional experience, what’s the most important bit of advice you have for people reading this blog?
I would say to always strive for knowledge. You can always learn something new; whether it be from the people in your life or your work environment, you always have the ability to expand your knowledge.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to learn about our team. If you’re interested in learning more about us, or Pulse Marketing Agency, please visit our website. Don’t forget, we offer free consultations (and coffee!) to discuss and develop your marketing needs.