The Employee Spotlight is a monthly feature that highlights the great talent we have here at Angus Systems. This month we’re featuring Iacocca, a member of our Design team.
What is your education and background?
I have always loved the visual arts. I studied 3D animation in high school and then I realized that I was more interested in graphic design, which is what I studied in university. I graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design. I started at Angus Systems as a summer student in the Marketing department, while I was completing my degree, then I was offered the opportunity to continue with the company as a full-time designer.
What is your role at Angus Systems and what are your main responsibilities?
I work on a variety of print and web projects and help to make sure our brand is cohesive. This includes designing print materials, web ads, PowerPoint slides, updating sales materials as well as creating images, doing image research, and photo editing. In addition, I help out with other marketing initiatives as needed and work with our UX team on various projects.
How have your responsibilities expanded since you started working with the company?
My responsibilities expanded with my transition from Junior Graphic designer to designer. I have been given larger projects to work on, and recently I’ve been working closely with the Development team to help with the product design. Also, as the team has grown, my position allows me to learn new skills in leadership.
What do you like most about working at Angus Systems?
I like the people! The working environment is very friendly and warm.
What are some of the things you’ve learned while working here?
I came directly from school to this workplace, I’ve learned how to work with colleagues who have a wealth of experience, which provides me with a great learning opportunity. I’ve also gained a lot of professionalism and new skills with User interface/UX design.
Is there some contribution that you’re proud of?
I’m very proud of my contribution to the re-design of the Angus Systems website because it was a very large project and there were a lot of moving parts. Also most recently I contributed to User Interface design for the Connect app, Ola and Entry logo and first release of the Ola user interface.
Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I have a YouTube channel that I made with friend, which is fun because I like video editing.
If you weren’t working at Angus Systems, what would you be doing?
I would have my own YouTube channel about makeup and beauty, or I would be learning to become a tattoo artist.
What are some of your personal hobbies and interests?
I like to sing and dance. I love makeup and recently I’ve become very interested in skin care routines from around the world! I also enjoy aerial yoga and silks and I enjoy gaming on my free time.