a week with the smack bang team – sophie

a week with the smack bang team – sophie

Each one of team members play an important role in keeping this well-oiled machine, not only running but churning out brilliant ideas and projects on the reg. In our ‘meet the team’ series, we give you a little more insight into the talented folk that make up our Smack Bang family. 

My name is Sophie and my mum would say I’m I am not great with home appliances but I think got to live and learn – It’s all about trial and error to work them out, and a few hiccups and broken things here and there is only going to help me master them… plus they make for a great story. The first thing I do when I wake up is go for a run or a walk around the headland at the end of my street (or Pilates when I can afford my membership), followed by coffee ASAP and at the end of the day I come home to mum cooking me dinner – yay to the one and only perk of living with your parents still. My favourite thing about my job is the gang for sure. The team at Smack Bang is something you can’t even dream up, it’s also so nice to be able to come into a beautiful space everyday greeted by smiles and laughs. What I do love about my job specifically though is being able to be creative everyday… As my dad and brother say – drawing pictures all day everyday.

What do you do at SBD? I am one of the designers at Smack Bang. So I am responsible for bringing visions to life in one way or another. I help clients with their branding, packaging, websites and anything else they need to kick start or boost their brands. I love being able to work with clients from the initial stages of working out the overall look and feel and vibe they want to achieve to seeing it all come to life as a final product in the big bad world.

If you weren’t doing that, what would you be doing? I mean if it could be anything in the world (and my capabilities allowed me haha) a professional surfer or snowboarder. However in the real world and real Sophie I probably would of been doing either interior design or sports psychology/management.

You’re on a desert island and can only listen to one album for the rest of your days. Which one is it? I am a sucker for all Chet Faker.. However at the moment I am loving loving Babe Rainbow – just good vibes all day everyday makes me feel like I am on an island.

What’s your weekend ritual? My weekends vary vastly depending on the time of the year. Summer – Wake up early on a Saturday morning and go for a walk with friends followed by a coffee and/or brekkie. Then fingers crossed that there is surf and I can spend the day in the water or hanging at the beach all day – followed by some beers or cocktails in the sun somewhere in the arvo. Then Sunday sleep in for sure, followed by the organic markets to buy groceries for the week, followed by a lazy day taking it as it comes. Winter – Friday arvo hop in the car straight after work and head south to the snow (Jindabyne), followed by an early Saturday morning waking with the sun (yay to the joys of camping in the middle of winter in the freezing cold), grabbing a coffee in town and heading to the slopes at Perisher for a day of riding, followed by beers and pool to procrastinate heading back to the campsite, followed by another big day of riding Sunday and then the loveable long drive back home Sunday arvo/night. (Safe to say my winter weekends are much more exhausting than my summer ones).

What’s the best choice you’ve made so far in life? Would have to be having a few of years away from ‘the real world’ after uni and working my ass off to travel through Europe, followed by living in Canada on and off for two years doing the snow seasons in Whistler and road tripping through the ski resorts in the States.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I think invisibility – as I’m just so damn curious about everything – so to be able to see so many different things and be a fly on the wall (not a stalker I swear haha).

Coffee order? Double shot almond piccolo.

If you weren’t living in Sydney, where would you choose and why? Somewhere that gets both seasons of the year to the fullest. Epic summer and epic snow season’s, Canada definitely stole my heart and part of me. Also part of me has always wanted to go and live in Biarritz, France – something about it felt like home (except I can’t speak any french… so maybe that would be my superpower to be fluent in any and every language).

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