Congratulations to Leo Parker for celebrating five years with Fingerpaint! Leo, who’s a member of our production services team, has more than 20 years of digital-imaging experience and could be considered a workflow wizard. When Leo is not Photoshopping his latest masterpiece, he can be found on the water, fly-fishing away, which he did a lot of on his five-year sabbatical.
Thank you, Leo, for your hard work and for always making Fingerpaint and our clients look their best.
Name: Leo Parker
Role: Production Services
- What do you remember about your first day at Fingerpaint?
On my first day, we needed to pick up prints from Snyder Printing in Troy. I volunteered to go but was told that the most important thing I had to do while there was get donuts from Bella Napoli Bakery, right next door to the printer!
- What do you like most about the entire agency?
I enjoy the way people come together to complete a project. No matter how busy or stressful the day can get, the teamwork here is truly something.
- What advice would you give yourself/someone entering the industry?
Learn to be flexible. You can change gears here so often and so quickly that you need to almost expect it. Don’t get upset (some days, that is easier said than done) and just go with it.
- What has been your favorite philanthropic initiative at Fingerpaint so far?
This is a really difficult question because I always feel that nothing is going to be able to top the last one, Operation Lunch Lady. But then the next one comes along, and it ALWAYS does! Operation Lunch Lady, where we raised money and packed 65,000 meals to donate to food pantries, was so amazing. From Bo Goliber, who puts these events together, to the campaign launch with posters of our co-workers dressed up like lunch ladies, to Jimmy Collins and Josh Koopman taking it to the streets to raise awareness, to all of us across all locations working together to make meals for those who need them … honestly amazing.
Needless to say, I am a big fan of our philanthropic events!
- What are you hoping to see happen at Fingerpaint? (trampoline in the parking lot, 4-day work weeks, etc. – any ideas are welcome)
I would love a heavy bag hanging in the back room.
- What are you going to do on your sabbatical? Or, what did you do on your sabbatical?
In the end, I took a road trip to Kentucky to do the Bourbon Trail, but it was MUCH more than that. A year ago, I learned I have an older sister, so I invited her and one of my sisters I grew up with to come along. We were all very excited to spend some time on the road, really getting to know each other, and we had a great time.
The rest of my time off was spent taking care of some projects I have been avoiding.
- How often do you raid the beer keg/liquor cabinet?
Depends on how often I work late!
- Who’s your favorite office dog? Why?
Hands-down Hunter! She is more like a co-worker than a dog.
- For your caffeine fix: Saratoga Coffee Traders or Uncommon Grounds?
Actually, neither! I drink the coffee provided in the bistro.