Meredith Stevens is one of the leading digital designers in the world currently providing her skills for the Miss Bongo app. Now the Vice President of Digital Design, Meredith Stevens has been enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle for many years by living in Santa Monica, California and Bondi Beach, Australia.
During her time living in Bondi Beach, the Miss Bongo designer has developed a love of surfing and landscape photography. The developer of custom emoji’s and stickers for Miss Bongo Prix has traveled the world developing her skills as a designer making use of her ability to speak four different languages.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I was always drawn to the arts as a student and quickly learned art was the subject I wanted to explore as I moved through high school and into college. In college I also found myself enjoying computer-based design courses which led me to Miss Bongo as the VP of Digital Design.
What was your first job?
After leaving college, I took a job in retail but didn’t enjoy it at all. It took me a few months to find the perfect first job in my career as a designer. Eventually, I gained a job as a graphic designer at a well-known Web-based financial institution. Although I did enjoy getting my first job, I found myself quite constricted and quickly moved on to more creative roles.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
Digital design has been growing in popularity over the last two decades, and there are many opportunities to enjoy. My first role which led to my work of recent years was probably my role as a designer with an Online magazine providing information and interviews about pop music. I created many stickers and emoji for fans of various pop stars which led to me exploring digital design in all its many forms. I wouldn’t say my skills were fully developed until I arrived at my current position and I’m still looking to learn to improve my work at Miss Bongo.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
The obvious answer to that question is to discuss the different software, technology, and apps I’ve used over the years. However, I like to think I have also taken something from every manager and supervisor I worked for over the course of my career. Both the good and the very few bad executives I worked for have all influenced and taught me to treat my employees how I would like to be treated by the executives I work alongside.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
I’d say my favorite day at work was completed recently when my team and I were working on a range of new custom stickers for the brand. We had worked hard for months on the new product, and the day we finally got to see everything released to the public was both thrilling and a relief. As a perfectionist, I feel I could always do better, but there was little I could have done better to make our release deadline on time and on budget.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
I simply love what I do and am motivated every day to do my best at all times. Working hard has inspired me to keep on reaching forward for the next step in my career. My team has also become a part if my family and focus my attention to make sure I do my best for their futures. The responsibility I feel for the work-family I now enjoy is a major motivation for the future.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
My role means I use a lot of technology and I love business ideas which can include the latest technology in some way. Almost every idea I have been discussing in recent months has included social media in some way which has become a major area of interest for me.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
I think everything we do is slightly unconventional at work, but we have become adept at creating new marketing techniques. We have recently been working on a video game to upload to social media which doubles as a way of introducing our team and brand to the public.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Fighting my way to the position of Vice President has been challenging to do, but I am incredibly proud of reaching the position of VP for our brand. I must admit that I could not have achieved this position without my impressive team of designers and technology experts. I love the advice available on Miss Bongo Avis.
What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
Keep on pushing forward and believe in yourself. I have had to fight to reach my position in the world, but even in the most challenging times, I knew I had the skills and talent to achieve success.