27 June 2023 | Kate Ballantyne
Tell us a bit about your background and how you ended up at Pogo Studio.
I’m from North Berwick originally. I studied business with marketing at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and I’m about to graduate next week.
I wanted to get some practical experience that related to my degree, I managed to get an interview for the internship position and here I am.
What’s the best thing about the job so far?
It’s been good to meet the team and see everyone’s enthusiasm for the company, and it’s been great to learn about a product that I find so inspiring.
What’s the most difficult thing about working for Pogo?
Waking up at 7am has been a challenge – the 9 to 5 lifestyle definitely takes a bit of getting used to.
If you had a magic wand that could take you anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Probably to Tokyo in Japan, I think the culture is interesting, and I love Japanese food.
Complete this sentence: working in digital is…?
Inspiring and creative I would say.
Do you have a party trick, and if so, what is it?
Can’t say I do. I’ve got pretty webbed feet; I can spread my toes out really wide. Don’t know if that counts as a party trick, I’m not sure how many people would want to see that.
What’s a mistake that you made in the past, which haunts you to this day?
Fainting on a school ski trip when I was 13 and falling into a bunch of glass bottles, then having to go to hospital. Although the hospital bed was much comfier than the one I was in, so it worked out.
If you could have a dinner party with three people (dead or alive) who would they be?
Originally, I thought Kim Jon Un, but I don’t speak Korean so that might be a problem. I think Arsene Wenger would take one spot – he was an Arsenal manager. Then David Attenborough and Freddie Mercury. I think that would be a good mix.
Finally – what’s your thoughts on an office pet?
Go for it – I think a sausage dog would be good in an office. We could call it Jack to make things even more confusing.