To get to know our far-apart-yet-tightly-knit team, we’ve answered a few questions. This is the second time we do this — you can read the first part here.
If you were a typeface, what typeface would you be?
Anastasia, Art Director: Cooper black.
Olga, Lead Web PM: In English it would be Recoleta. It always has a different mood from sophisticated to fun depending on the inscription, but it’s always easily readable.
Miroslav, Lead Web Designer: I would be Lobster. *clicks pincers*
What design trend is overrated?
Sasha, Communication Designer: Minimalism.
Ivan, Designer: Swiss typography.
What are some unusual things that you’ve learned during your work at Embacy?
Olga, Lead Web PM: Expertise and seriousness aren’t the same thing. It’s cooler to befriend a client, and establish easy communication. When you can discuss design, and have a laugh together, and a cup of coffee on the call.
Maria, Designer: A fully distant team can effectively work and communicate. Couldn’t believe it, so that why I find it unusual.
Sasha, Communication Designer: You shouldn’t break glasses at parties.
Cats or dogs?
Anastasia, Art Director: Woof-woof!
Olga, Lead Web PM: Dogs, of course! Take him for a walk, throw a ball around and stare at the forest — best meditation after a work day.
Maria, Designer: Dogs. Got one — recommend it! Always a reason take a walk, clear your head and recharge. And there’s something special about communication and understanding, really upgrades you in these patterns.
Ed. note: our sizeable cat people contingent was unavailable to comment at this time.
What movie should every designer watch?
Miroslav, Lead Web Designer: Whiplash — guys, never give up.
Sasha, Communication Designer: I Am Twenty (1965).
Anastasia, Art Director: Three Colors: Blue by Kieślowski.
Ed. note: we have a whole article on why designers should watch movies! It's somewhat self-indulgent, if just a little bit.
What did you buy with your first Embacy paycheck?
Maria, Accountant: Got mom a present.
Ivan, Designer: Went to McDonald’s.
Sasha, Communication Designer: The first purchase from the first paycheck was at a vending machine. I got a Coke.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Miroslav, Lead Web Designer: My first conscious wish for the future — when I was 5 or 6 wanted to draw comics or cartoons.
Anastasia, Art Director: Magician.
Olga, Lead Web PM: Bus conductor)) Cause they had a bag with money and they gave you magical tickets. Got rather upset when I grew up and understood that the bag isn’t actually theirs. Then, wanted to be an architect. Didn’t stray too far — web design is online architecture.