Get to Know: Production Specialist Holly Murphy
What advice would you give to someone looking to break into this industry?
Be willing to adapt.
Technology is constantly evolving, and in this industry, it can be just as exciting as it is scary. We as people are creatures of habit and naturally stray away from change, but I think it is important to be open to new ideas and processes – and above all always embrace the opportunity to learn.
Things are going to change, whether we want them to or not. Staying ahead of the curve creates opportunity to grow not only for yourself professionally, but it also helps expand the services Visionary can offer and strengthens the company as a whole.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Visionary?
I have the best coworkers, from my peers to upper management and everywhere in between. Everyone works hard, is appreciative, extremely knowledgeable, has a positive attitude, encourages learning, and supports each other. Need I say more?
A lot of the people in the office like to put on their headphone and listen to music while they’re working. What are some of the songs you listen to when you need to get ‘in the zone’ and hammer out a project?
- Mudvayne - Dig
- Glass Animals - Gooey
- Killswitch Engage - My Curse
- Brand New - Last Chance to Lose Your Keys
- T.I. - What You Know About That
- Coheed & Cambria - Devil in Jersey City
- Summer Hits of the 90's makes a great Pandora station as well (thumbs up).
What is one weird thing you used to think about the world when you were a kid?
I used to think that every road with the same name was connected, even if they were cities apart. For example, when we drove on Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines, I thought it connected to the Court Avenue in Winterset where I was growing up. Silly me.
What do you do for fun?
I love to be out and about, as I am a very social person. I enjoy happy hours, concerts, shopping, crafts, sporting events, anything in the water, and most importantly, spending time with my loved ones.
What’s one thing you are really afraid of?
I am terrified of the dark. Always have been. Nightlights are a staple in my house. #noshame
How did you meet your significant other?
If by significant other you mean my cat, we met on a farm in 1998. After 17 years, losing a leg, and having a brief stint of diabetes, I'm proud to say the little guy is still kickin'. Seriously, he's the best. His name is Bramball. Look. The cutest!