Weekly Wrap Up - Refresh
03 Jan 2017
AHHHHHH…we don’t know about you guys, but we’re feelin’ FRESH like a new spring day. Never mind that it’s currently snowing outside or that our post-holiday bank statement has hit us like a cold snap. Nothing can take the pep out of our step into this new year.
And to keep that momentum going, we’re starting the year off with a BANG at one of our busiest trade shows of the year, CES. If you’re continuing the holiday partying in Vegas the next few weeks (hats off to you) throw caution to the wind and venture off the Strip and to the Las Vegas World Trade Center for some out-of-this-world tech and trade. And centers.
A Day In The Life: Kate Chouinard
Q. Hi, there. Please tell us you name and title, here to start things off.
A. Kate Chouinard, Packaging Engineering Manager.
Q. And what exactly does a Packing Engineering Manager do at Sphero every day?
A. I, along with Rory (Art Director) and Chrissy (Jr. Packaging Engineer), make all the packing for Sphero products.
Q. Our packaging is pretty fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. What advice can you offer for someone looking to get into the same thing?
A. Do multiple internships and figure out what you prefer working on. You can do a lot of different things in this field and branch into a lot of different aspects of business.
Q. So, what are you currently working on?
A. Working on packaging for all Sphero projects, licensed projects and Education projects.
Q. Busy. Ok, so besides creating lots of beautiful packaging, what do you love most about working at Sphero?
A. I like the small startup mentality. Within one week of starting at Sphero, I traveled to China to source Vendors for Ollie. It was a little crazy but a fantastic learning experience.
Q. Do you have a favorite bot of ours?
A. I like Ollie. It was fun to watch it come together and I feel like I know the most about that product.
Q. Have any favorite activities you like to do outside of work?
A. Anything outside, really. Run, ski, camp, fish…
Q.Basically all the things. This may be redundant, but what is your favorite part of living in Colorado?
A. The weather.
Q. Wasn’t expecting that. Awesome. And can you recommend a favorite must-see place?
A. Hmmm…I really like to travel, so if it’s limited to Colorado, I would say go visit Telluride. It’s beautiful.
Q. One-HUNDRED percent. Last question—what can you share about yourself that most of us don’t know?
A. I told Jake I am part of the “family”. I also like pulling pranks on people.