04 Feb Meet Joe
Digital Innovator Joe is a bit of a creative visionary, helping clients to bring their ideas to life through motion and graphics. Joe has already made his mark with the work we produced for the Dorset Business Awards, so we thought we’d find out more about him.
1. Apart from Darren’s good looks, what attracted you to join the Global Adventure?
Our values and vision are aligned. We have a considered design aesthetic: a fundamental, timeless beauty expressed in everything we do. We work hard and embrace the future. We are risk savvy, constantly adapting to the opportunities in front of us.
Entrepreneurs and leaders are drawn towards innovative and creative; our clients love our ability to create the new, to engage their customers with emotional, interactive work. We are growing, together, helping our clients alongside.
2. If we said risk taker or nervous nellie, what would you be?
Fear and anxiety hampers creativity. Better to be risk savvy.
3. What experience do you have to grab our clients by the hand and fearlessly guide them through the wilderness?
Creatives tend to be optimistic, enthusiastic creatures. Experience shows how infectious this is to both team and client. It inspires them to step out of their comfort zone – up to the edge of what they know, so we can sell the beautiful vista beyond.
4. What are your go to secret weapons you’ve needed to survive?
Perhaps letting the moment reveal itself. Our brains are amazing. Our creative spark enables us to see the hidden potential in life’s zigs and zags. Where others see danger, there can be opportunity if we are brave and willing to adapt.
5. To become a Global guide, you need to be valiant. What is the most courageous thing you have done to date?
It’s all too easy to be complacent. Unless we exercise the creative muscle, we atrophy – we lean on others to be frontline and to create what we increasingly cannot. It comes back to the willingness to adapt.
I have one tattoo – the symbol for change. By tattooing my left hand, I am constantly reminded to seek experience. Time and time again, I have left very comfortable situations and thrown myself into the unknown, sure of only one thing – if it doesn’t kill me, it will make me stronger.
6. To embark on a journey of the unknown, making friends along the way is imperative to survival. Describe three attributes that would influence people.
It’s about attracting respect rather than attention. I’m personally influenced by people that show self-awareness, resilience and the internal morals to pay forward. Professionally, a high performing team like ours is built on emotional IQ, great communication and shared values.
7. We begin some adventures stripped down to the bare minimum. What can’t you live without and why?
Wherever we go, we always bring ourselves. If we have tested our mettle, if we are true, then setbacks won’t rock us. Live in the moment and have faith.
8. Rocky Road, or Marshmallows?
Every time there is a junction, we choose the challenge. (Editors note: I think that means Joe prefers to choose Rocky Road)
9. When you are not being heroic at work, what do you do in your spare time?
Splashing around in the stream of life. Come in! The water is warm.