As Amy explains, what the Blue Fairy is to Pinocchio, the production team is to design. After the designers create the concept, the imagined, the idea…the production team magically turns it into a real boy thing. Meet Amy Sigmar, Production Director at our Seattle office.
1. Are you originally from your current city? If not, where are you from?
Seattle, born and raised. I live less than two miles from the house I grew up in.
2. Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I spent a season in Sun Valley ID, working for the corporation at a couple of their restaurants. I had a ruffled, lady-cowboy uniform, as well as a sweet pink dirndl. The skiing was worth the uniform humiliation.
3. What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I spend a lot of my time watching my boys play their various sports—baseball in particular. I spend a LOT of time at ball fields. We spend a lot of vacations at ball fields. I watch a lot of baseball. We also love to ski. And I’ve becomes a big fan of fun runs (5–10K), although I don’t particularly like to run — maybe it’s the beer garden at 9am.
4. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Family, fresh air, coffee (the order of priority depends on the day).
5. What is your hidden talent?
I play the hand bells.
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. What is something most people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m tougher than I look.
8. Name 3 things on your bucket list.
- Grand Canyon
- Mayan Ruins
9. What is one of your personal mottos or favorite sayings?
“Be kind, you do not know the burdens other people carry.”
10. Name a favorite line from a movie.
“Not today, Zurg.” – Toy Story 2
11. What is your favorite part of your job? What makes you excited to come into the office every day?
The variety. No two days are ever the same — different projects, different teams, and different clients. Oh yeah, and the wicked smart and creative co-workers (and clients) that I get to work with.