Q&A with the Simple Team -Isa!

Isa - Graphic DesignerYou might have met us at Headquarters, skimmed through our Team Pages, or you might already be our amazing and awesome friend, but do you know how we’ll answer these questions? Get to know the Rock Paper Simple Team a little better, and follow our Q&A series!

This time we’re having a quick chat with Isa.

 

What were some of the impressions you got from walking into RPS for the very first time? 
“Wow!” and “That’s a lot of orange!”

Why were you interested in working for RPS?
It seemed like a fun and creative place to work.

Tell us about something that you are proud of, outside of work.
I’m very proud of my talented friends. I push them to keep moving forward!

If you could master one skill, what would it be?
To have my eyeliner match on both eyelids one day.

If you could be any animal on a carousel, what would you chose to be? 
The elephant.

How do you define, or measure, success? 
Success is a slow process, but eventually through hard work you will get to your dream goals!

Choose between an actual working lightsaber and pokeball with your favorite pokemon inside.

Pokeball, and Mew would be in it.

You have a 2-week, all expenses paid vacation. Where do you go?
Japan!

Who will win the battle, Stormtroopers or Red Shirts? 
Stormtroopers!

 

Isa is one of the newest members of the RPS Team. Check out her bio over here.

Meet Haley. Newest Member of Team Awesome!

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Haley is the newest addition to Team Awesome. (Yay!) She graduated from U.C.F. with an Interdisciplinary B.A. degree, which she feels accurately reflects her creativity and interest in learning about many different things.

Wait, a degree in what?! Haley… explain what this interdisciplinary thing is!

Haley: “Think Leonardo da Vinci, who beautifully mashed science and art together to create amazing things and solve problems uniquely. He’s basically the father of Interdisciplinary Study. I have a degree in crossing professional knowledge, allowing for more a fluid way of thinking in regard to problem solving.”

Her role here as the Digital Content Coordinator at Rock Paper Simple provides Haley a chance to flex her interdisciplinary muscle. She gets to write content, create and implement social media plans, optimize websites, plan events, analyze SEM data… the list goes on. Her ability to “mash” knowledge to create distinct solutions and create positive results makes her great at what she does… creating and pushing out content for both RPS and our clients.

When not in the office you might find Haley out kayaking, wandering around with friends trying catch Pokemon, or volunteering her time to Ambassador Bullies. If you didn’t find her doing any of those things… then it’s likely she’s at home, covered in flour from rolling croissants (oooh tasty!).

We’re excited to have her creativity and ambition around the office. Welcome to our Team Haley!

May 12 is Limerick Day, if you’d like to play

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There is a bright guy here named Josh
who wishes your site to be posh.
He’ll show how you rock.
I swear we don’t mock.
Our work’s simply awesome. No bosh!

Lest you think this piffle is completely self-serving (which it probably is), it’s really an example of what we’re celebrating today. That’s right: May 12 is Limerick Day, marking the birthday of 19th-century writer Edward Lear, who popularized this form of, uh, poetry in his “Book of Nonsense.”

Limericks are traditionally naughty or funny and may be named for a game that invoked the place name of Limerick in Ireland.

The limerick, despite its silly origins, is a fairly formal way to boil a complex thought down to a few absurd lines of verse. The limerick has a fairly strict form that includes such fancy terms as “anapest” (the da-da-DUM in the meter). And the rhyme scheme means the lines end with AABBA – the first, second and fifth lines rhyme with one another; and the shorter third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.

Go ahead. Write a limerick. Leave it in a note for your kid or significant other, or better yet, recite it at the dinner table and see how many rhymes you can find for “pizza.” (Good luck!)

The poems we write are so pretty,
we’re taken aback by this ditty.
Each primitive line
may struggle to shine,
for in limerick form, are we witty?

The Amazing Space Coast Free Day

We had an absolute blast at the Space Coast Free Day, an event to benefit the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation. Teams from across Brevard County raced to compete in zany games and challenges at businesses all around the community. We setup a silly game for teams to work together to catch as many of our orange stress balls as possible. One teammate tossed them out the second story window as fast as they could, while their teammate tried to catch them in a basket in the grass below. Of course we wired a GoPro and an iPad so the player upstairs could see their target!

Days like this remind us just how awesome it is to be involved with our community and not get lost in the day-to-day mundane web design work days. We met so many wonderful people and maybe we didn’t make any new websites or sell anything… but we sure as heck had a whole lot of fun!

(oh, and we won Best Sponsor… so it was even more awesome!)

Here’s a great video of the day!

And here’s some of the pictures of the teams!

Having an Awesome Day with some really cool people!

Posted by Rock Paper Simple on Saturday, March 7, 2015

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