03 Feb Get to Know Force: Brittany Oakes
Each week, we’ll be highlighting a key Force Marketing team member here on the blog. Get to know our team a little better, starting today with Senior Sales & Marketing Designer Brittany Oakes!
Q. What’s your role at Force, and what does it entail?
I’m the Senior Sales & Marketing Designer. I create and design assets, proposals, campaigns, and various other materials for LMA, OEM, FCA, and other mysterious acronyms.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about what you do here?
Every day presents a new challenge – whether it’s trying to make one page of content spread across three pages, or if it’s making a custom campaign at the last minute.
Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of work.
Outside of work, I can be found walking around my apartment complex with my dog, or just listening to music and re-organizing some aspect of my place. I can also frequently be found acting like an old lady, crocheting or sewing hats for a non-profit I do work for called Happy Caps! (Shameless Happy Caps plug: Go to HappyCapsAtlanta.org if you want to learn what it is, how to help, or make some hats yourself – we do good stuff!)
Q. What’s your dream travel destination, or favorite place you’ve ever traveled?
There are a lot of places I’d love to travel to – I’ve never been outside the US, or even away from the East Coast (ATL born and raised)! One of the places I want to go to is Thailand. I’m even working on learning Thai. I’m getting pretty fluent, if I do say so myself – just ask our Email Marketing Manager!
Q. Did you have any sort of automotive background before Force?
I did not have a professional automotive background, but I love cars. Every year my dad and I go to the Atlanta International Car Show. We get to see all the latest model releases and test drive different models – it’s a blast.
Q. What’s your dream vehicle?
Can I pick a concept car? If so, I 100% want the 2017 Nissan VMotion 2.0 Concept. It. Is. Gorgeous.
Q. What song would be your theme song?
“I’m Forever” – Kutt Calhoun.Q. What advice would you give to a new employee at Force?
Go to all the random lunch outings – go to all the happy hours – go to all the things. It’s fun, and you get to know people at Force that you may not get to interact with otherwise. And hey – sometimes free drinks, ya dig?
Q. Any weird talents or facts about you?
I don’t like french fries. If that’s not weird enough, I also have a collection of various animal skulls.
Q. Anything else you’d like people to know?
I love a good horror movie (except for the excessive gore stuff) or a horror video game. If you ever wanna recommend a movie or game, or have one recommended to you, get at me.
Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll be getting to know another Force Marketing team member! Want to be a part of our incredible team? Take a look at the open positions on our Careers page!