10 Questions for Project Manager, Ryan Pomerantz
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Introducing our Employee Spotlight Series, where we invite you to get to know our studio.
1. Where did you grow up?
Los Angeles, California.
2. How did you become interested in design?
I have always been interested in art. As a young child, my mom hired a teacher to teach art classes to my friends and me. Then when I was in high school I started attending art class with my mom. While in college I was able to learn more about design specifically, which furthered my passion.
3. How do you relax?
I love to play guitar. Often I like to solo over chords I’ve recorded and learn new songs. I could play for hours at a time.
4. If you weren’t ____, you’d be _____?
If I wasn’t on land, I’d be in water.
5. What would you say to the younger version of yourself?
My weirdest qualities have always been my best qualities. I’d tell myself to trust my uniqueness.
6. What is the most important thing you’ve learned while at Glantz?
I’ve learned about the difference between talking to members of a team and talking to a client. It’s important to translate information and tailor information to different people.
7. What are some of your hobbies?
I love to scuba dive but don’t get to do it too often. I love making, playing, and listening to music. More recently I’ve loved playing sports that I know I’m not good at to challenge myself to get better.
8. What is your favorite part of your job?
The moments where you get to see the delight on a client’s face. This moment brightens up everyone, even us on the team. I also love to challenge clients to new ways of thinking. This doesn’t have to be as big as creating a design, but I enjoy making suggestions where clients go “Oh! that makes sense!”
9. How do your co-workers inspire you?
Everyone at Glantz is exceptional at what they do but is also humble about it. I appreciate that my coworkers are always open to conversation. I often reach out to people after meetings if I was impressed by what they did or what they said to try and learn from them. Everyone is very collaborative and supportive.
10. What is your favorite memory at Glantz (so far)?
When I started working here, I was working virtually and felt a little disconnected because of this. One time the studio got together to send me a Padawan action figure as an award for good work. It is still on my desk. After this, I felt very connected even online because of the extra effort everyone made to make me feel included.