EMILIE WONG

ER: What do you do?

EW: I am a designer/owner of my own art and apparel line called "Facade", but also an everyday learner - I love being educated and continuing the process of self-learning - currently working towards improving my skills in printmaking and events management.

 

ER: Why East Room?

EW: East Room is an eclectic mix of people, ideas, and space that inspires both in the physical and digital sphere. The natural lighting is so remarkable and the space and vibes never feel stuffy or overwhelming.

 

ER: What are three things you need to do your job?

EW: Three things I need to do my job: sketchbook, Photoshop, matcha green tea

ER: Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in your field?

EW: Definitely a freshman regardless of whatever stage I am in life - everything is always a growing process and you never really can anticipate the finish line because things are never static and forever evolving.

you can follow Emilie here. You can find out more about East Room here.

As told to: Olivia Seally / Photos by: Michael Rousseau

ROB & LAURIE

ER: What do you do?

RG: bricks+matter gets hired by retailers and malls when they really want to learn how to integrate digital and technology into their company and stores to change their relationships with shoppers.  We reinvent.  We drive innovation.  We’re all about productive disruption.  We usually end up helping retailers create new lines of business or new products from our work.  I’m the nutty professor of the group - I dream up the "pile of crazy”

LF: And I’m the straight man of the group - I take the “pile of crazy” that comes out of my biz partner’s ahem…head… and make it work.

ER: Why East Room?

RG: I used to live in New York City and have an irrational, insatiable “thing” for it….it’s kinda sad really.  The East Room reminded me of a mashup of my old Soho office, Soho House, The Ace Hotel and WeWork.  It was an immediate irrational need to be here and they were nice enough to put up with me.

LF: Vespa parking everywhere ;-)….  More seriously…awesome space with the right kind of funky vibe, great location and not a single fluorescent light in sight. AND the patio.

ER: What are three things you need to do your job?

LF: Did I mention the Patio?  Some solitude, good tech and great coffee.

RG: Coffee, sarcasm and aggression - oh…and a nice patio outside my office

ER: Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in your field?

LF: Collectively, my partner and I are launching our 4th startup - all of them very different, so it really depends on the day

RG: I feel like the nutty football team mascot running half naked down the field

you can check out Rob and Laurie's work here. You can find out more about East Room here.

As told to: Olivia Seally / Photos by: Michael Rousseau

MARY CAMPO

ER: What do you do?

MC: I am an art director for Catch Advisory Group. Every day with the team, I get to exercise both my technical and conceptual skills - from branding to advertising, package design and all creative projects big and small.

ER: Why East Room?

MC: East Room makes me happy! The people, the atmosphere, the aesthetic. Altogether, the space makes coming to work everyday enjoyable.

ER: What are three things you need to do your job?

MC: In no particular order: coffee, music and my tablet. Especially my tablet.

ER: Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in your field?

MC: Well, if everyone on my team is a junior, then I guess that makes me non-existent. Just kidding! - I am a junior.

you can check out Mary's work here and follow her here. You can find out more about East Room here.

As told to: Olivia Seally / Photos by: Michael Rousseau

JAMIE FRAWLEY

ER - What do you do?

JF - An integrated marketing professional charged with fulfilling client strategy and executional excellence.

 

ER - Why East Room?

JF - East Room’s energy, style and décor creates the perfect backdrop for the corporate culture Catch is trying to cultivate.

ER - What are three things you need to do your job? 

JF - A good night’s sleep, a positive mindset and a list of clients to service! 

 

ER - Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in your field? 

JF - ‘Make it Better’ – there is always room for improvement and growth. 2nd semester Junior.

 

you can check out Jamie's work here and follow him here. You can find out more about East Room here.

As told to: Olivia Seally / Photos by: Michael Rousseau