Meet the Team: Kirsty Wardlaw, Client Services Director
We caught up with Kirsty to find out more about her, here's what we managed to find out.
What is your job title?
Client Services Director
What's your career to date, in a few lines?
Got my first job aged 13 after a house party went a bit wrong and I needed money to live on until my parent’s came back from holiday! And I’ve never not had a job from that point in time. Left Uni. Stumbled across a cool wee agency called LEWIS. They’ve been stuck with me ever since.
What do you most want to know the answer to?
Why some people insist on deliberately making their lives difficult. Why?
Where do you feel most present?
Close to the sea. I feel weirdly out of sorts if I’m too far away from the coast.
What’s your most treasured object?
My daughter Jaime. I’m not sure I can class her as an ‘object’, but she belongs to me whether she likes it or not! And my wee dog Eddie too.
What inspires a sense of adventure within you?
I LOVE a road trip! Nothing beats throwing a load of stuff into the car and taking off somewhere you’ve never been before. A few years ago my husband and I drove round Iceland for days on end with no great plan in mind, just stopping when we saw something of interest. It was incredible.
Won any awards or industry accolades?
I was nominated for Agency Star of the Year at the Marketing Society Star Awards (and robbed by the way!). And there was that one time I bathed in glory after winning the Christmas Jumper prize in the office….
Where did you gain a passion for your career?
I grew up watching Absolutely Fabulous and it totally inspired me to work in media sweetie dahling…only half kidding!! Aside from the champagne lifestyle I always loved any sort of writing and I was mega organised and good at coming up with ideas. And, although I’m rubbish at drawing or coding, I realised that working in the design industry would give me an opportunity to be creative without actually having to be a creative.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Your flaws are what make you human and the world would be a dull place if we were all perfect.
If you could do any job in the world what would it be?
Owner of a wee café somewhere gorgeous and warm and by the sea (see point 2 above). Dog friendly of course!
What was the last book you read or film you saw that changed the way you view the world?
Does The Greatest Showman count? Nobody can watch that film and not feel like everything is good in the world.
What advertising campaign or advert from your childhood still sticks in your mind?
“The red car and the blue car had a race. All red wants to do is stuff his face….”. And I don’t even particularly like Milky Way.