The latest in our 'getting to know you' series

Say hello to Daisay (aka DJ) - our Junior Digital Project Manager

Describe your role in a sentence…

I like to think my role is the morale booster - getting people psyched about the day, but then I put too much energy out there and end up a bit exhausted.

My actual role - is to deliver small projects from scoping to release.

What you do each day?

Well, once we’ve done our daily dev stand-up, my day typically consists of briefings, testing, quoting, timelining, a lot of basecamp messages and phone calls.

How did you get to where you are in your career?

I actually came from a broadcast journalism background and spent a bit of time doing freelance design - I interviewed here for a Graduate Exec role, but something good must have happened in my interview because the next thing I knew, I was a Junior PM!

What do you like most about your job?

Getting to learn technical stuff from different teams. I find it fascinating really, learning about different processes, the tools used and why, how solutions are made.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Surprisingly enough, most of my life advice has come from tv shows. I’m torn between:

- "Dress every day like you’re gonna be murdered in those clothes" Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock.

- "Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot." Tom Haverford, Parks and Rec.

What's the best thing about working at Bray Leino CX?

The people. There’s a charm about this office - everyone’s just deeply passionate about what they do and are always looking to make things better.

What qualities do you need to work at Bray Leino CX?

You need to be focused, determined, open to change and have the drive to learn more.

Last book you read?

Last book I finished was ‘Live at the Brixton Academy: A Riotous Life in the Music Business’ about Simon Parkes who started the Brixton Academy and built it into an iconic/legendary venue. Oh man, it’s an incredible book - I can’t recommend it enough!

Last thing you Googled?

“How old was Sarah Jessica Parker when she died?” … it turns out, she’s very much alive… and before that, was “What’s the point of stuffing?”. As you can probably tell, I ask the deep questions

Alexa or Google search?

Google search 😊

Uber or taxi?

Uber. Without a doubt - it’s way less stressful than getting a taxi.

Best customer experience moment?

I was buying a phone at Carphone Warehouse in Coventry, the system was being ridiculously slow, and I was running late, so the dude behind the desk let me go but sent me texts that afternoon with updates on whether it was completed or not - that was really nice and helpful, he went above and beyond.

Favourite project?

The Marsh and Parsons web build was probably my favourite - it was the first one I worked on here, I liked seeing the progress, the client was lovely and it was fun to content load.

Favourite website? Yeah, I’m putting that on the record. I've been watching their content for 9 years and have seen it grow from a few people making a couple of animated shows and video content - to over 300 staff with a huge range of exciting content/podcasts, original series’, movies and conventions in US, UK and AUS - it’s quite incredible. It’s a perfect example of the widespread appeal of personality-based driven content.

Your go-to weekend lunch?

Sierra Leonean food. Weekends are all about it.

Where would we find you on a Friday night?

Most likely in Clifton or towards the Harbourside - love Bristol.



Post by

Lisa Ballam