Every Monday we’d like you to meet someone new around here at JustBats.com. Get to know us a little better! Meet Zach! Zach is the manager of the Creative Department here at JustBats.com and he makes sure everything we do looks awesome! Here is what makes Zach tick.
1. How long have you worked here at JustBats.com?
It will be 4 years this September!
2. What are some of your responsibilities as manager of the Creative Department here at JustBats.com?
I get to manage an awesome team of designers and media staff! I manage all the employees as well as all our processes and systems. Currently the Creative Department does all of the video, graphic design, photography and putting together the email marketing materials.
3. What do you enjoy most about the Creative Team at JustBats.com?
Getting to work with an amazing staff is the highlight of my day. They are so talented and surprise me everyday with just how good they are. We also have a lot of fun together which is great.
4. It is easy sometimes to hit creative blocks, what keeps you motivated and inspired to keep designing?
Since I don't currently do a lot of the designing anymore, I try finding other outlets for being creative. I get really motivated when I get to work with my hands. I do a lot of creative projects around the house for me and my wife. I enjoy doing random carpentry jobs, like building frames and tables. My wife finds lots of projects on the internet for me to put together. That's where most of my creativity goes these days.
5. What's one of your favorite projects the creative department has pushed out?
I can't say I have a favorite. I enjoy looking back each year and seeing the work we use to be doing and how far we've come. Our Creative Staff gets so much better at their trait over time and it's amazing to look back and see how much they learn.
6. What are some challenges you face being manager of the Creative Department?
Sometimes making quick decisions is a challenge, but also enjoy the busy times and there is always good people to bounce ideas off of.
7. What’s your favorite memory since working at JustBats.com?
Wow, way to many to choose from, I've enjoyed so much being a part of this company. Here's a few.
Getting to play Wiffle Ball at the Little K at Kauffman Stadium
Each year picking out toys for Toys for Tots
Each year getting to do Kansas City Corporate Challenge events
8. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Hanging out with my wife, Spending time working on my house, Playing with my dogs Georgia and Sundance, Going to Sporting KC games, Spending time with friends and family and Disc Golf!
9. Any advice for people coming in to your line of work?
Be flexible, pay attention to the smallest of details, work hard
10. What gets you laughing the hardest?
Drummer at the Wrong Gig (YouTube it)
11. What’s your favorite sport and team?
Can't say I have a favorite sport. But definitely spend most of time either at Sporting KC, Royals or Chiefs games. All of which I will love until the day I die.