Employee Spotlight: Tim Garrison

POSTED BY on Nov 3, 2015

Part code writer, part problem solver, Tim thrives on uncovering solutions that will better our clients’ brands and business.

Meet Tim Garrison, Senior Creative Technologist at our Seattle office.

1. Are you from Seattle? If not, where are you from? 

I am from Yuba City, CA, 45 miles north of Sacramento, 40 miles south of Chico.  Someone once said, “It’s a good place to be ‘from.’”

2. Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I once worked for an agency that was in a converted warehouse with no windows, A/C or fans.  We were freezing during the winter, miserable during the summer. Our owner would occasionally start his motorcycle in the middle of the studio, or ride his motor scooter around our desks, causing us to deal with the noise and the fumes for the rest of the day.

3. What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

If you don’t accept, “lounging on the couch,” I would say I enjoy casually riding my bike, which is not really possible in Seattle, as there is no such thing as a casual bike ride on these hills.

4. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

My wife and cats.

5. What is your hidden talent?

Making playlists. I can also make my eyes jiggle.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who refuse to learn. And people who use the age card as a reason not to know something. I wasn’t alive during the Titanic, but I know all about it!

7. What is something most people would be surprised to know about you?

I have absolutely no sense of geography. If you told me the US was 10,000 miles across, I’d believe you. I can’t easily locate Seattle on a map. I confuse those green bumper stickers of Oregon and Washington. I absolutely could not name all of the states. If you ask me to go outside of the US, I am even worse.

8. Name 3 things on your bucket list:

- Living in New York or at least going to Christmas in New York

- Having a property where I can have an insane amount of cats, and probably a lot of other animals, as well. Probably not any dogs. Maybe a dog.

- Coming up with a third item.

9. What is one of your personal mottos or favorite sayings?

When I was a teenager, I was walking through a city with my mom and an ambulance went by, and I just remember her muttering to herself, “Someone is having a really bad day.”  I think that comment has shaped my perspective on how I handle things.

10. Name a favorite line from a movie. 

My most impactful line from a movie is the final line from Manhattan, “Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people.”

My favorite line from a movie is in the opening to Annie Hall, “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.”

11. What is your favorite part of your job? What makes you excited to come into the office every day?

You want me to say my co-workers, but it’s really the clientele I get to work with.



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