July 12, 2021
By Katana Lemelin
Initially, I was part of Cyndi Fifield’s Novae Design Group team as a Social Media Specialist. In 2019, I joined and was excited to work, learn and grow. I’ve secretly been a part of the Clicksuasion family through the merger these past 6 months or so. I am glad I stuck around for this long. No longer are we a small group of like-minded individuals, but a family.
Rarely have I encountered a group that considers people first. Never have I been able to separate work from home as so many well-being gurus recommend, until now. On my first official day at Clicksuasion, I walked into our shared office as usual. Only to see balloons, books, cupcakes, stationery, and more overflowing on the desk. At that point, I already considered myself part of the team. I wasn’t expecting anything more.
When, not if, but when life happens, I know that there is a team behind me. Together we craft creative marketing solutions and learn from one another. We have a system that works where any one of us can handle the workload even if it isn’t our specialty.
Now, I have the opportunity to work with multiple clients on a variety of projects. Everything from website design/redesign, branding, logos, and print and digital ads. The best part is when I combine these areas into strategic marketing plans. There’s the nerdy, fun sitting behind a computer playing with lines in Adobe Illustrator. Then there’s escaping into the world mid-day to record videos for clients or to pick up a quick snack for the office.
Not only do I get to assist with crafting integrated marketing strategies, but I also speak and teach. Public speaking is as simple as standing up and doing it regardless of nerves or stress. I know the subject matter, I’m ecstatic to share it, and now I have the chance to improve. I’ve already called a group of people “cheap” during an interactive presentation. They took it in good humor as I must have read the crowd correctly, yet I know I have room to improve.
The vast majority of people don’t get to say they have their dream job. I don’t think I knew it during high school when I was contemplating careers, but this is where I strived to work. Beyond work, I still want to become fluent in another language, travel, and so on. I’m where I want to be; there are no better people to join on this journey.