We are pumped to chat with our amazing Designer, Christine!
Christine has been making the Sonder team a more vibrant place for the past three years. She is a powerhouse in the world of design, and is our second-longest-running employee! Christine spends her workdays supporting clients by creating beautiful websites and brands. But that’s not all. Take it away, Christine!
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I don’t want to be a copycat or anything, but Jeff and Sophie already nailed it. Teleportation and flying would be the two best superpowers to have for sure!
WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU WORK ON AT SONDER?
All things design.
At Sonder, I get to work on a wide variety of projects from websites, digital asset creation and content entry, to branding, packaging and print collateral. I kinda get my hands in a little bit of everything! I love solving design problems and creating unique, emotive, and functional design systems that last.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING FROM HOME?
There are a lot of work-from-home perks!
I love not having to commute to an office, sleeping in a little bit longer, getting to do midday outfit changes, and taking Beat Saber breaks! Added bonuses are being able to give my cat Frodo snuggles as I work and getting to make fancy lunches with my husband.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST OFFICE PLACE PET PEEVE?
My biggest office place pet peeve at the moment is when my cat jumps up onto my desk. He really loves to jump up, walk around, and wave his business all over the place at the worst possible times, usually during a meeting or when I have a hot cup of coffee.
WHAT WOULD WE MOST LIKELY FIND YOU DOING ON THE WEEKEND?
I love getting out for really long walks! It’s just such a nice way to disconnect from everything and enjoy some fresh air. If I am feeling lazy, you can find me sitting on our patio soakin’ up some sun, or on the couch watching all of the movies, embroidering, and smashing a bag of Cineplex popcorn (being within their delivery radius is dangerous, but delicious).
DO YOU HAVE A SECRET TALENT?
I’m really, really good at spilling or breaking things. Just the other day I broke a wine glass and a bowl at the same time, then the next day I spilled a full drink all over the floor (it was horrible).
WHAT’S SOMETHING – BIG OR SMALL THAT YOU’RE REALLY GOOD AT?
I think I am really good at approaching every day with positivity. I try to always put my best foot forward and tackle each day and project with a cheerful attitude.
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?
Riptide by Vance Joy. Every. Single. Time.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Okay, I’ll tell you… but you have to promise to keep it a secret.
I just love Hamilton the Musical. Whether you’re watching or just listening to it, the whole album slaps every single time.
ANY MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FOLKS OUT THERE?
See above ^
For those of you not into Broadway, I would recommend The Avalanches, Chemical Brothers, Soulwax, James Blake, Robyn, Julia Michaels, and Dua Lipa. Those are a few of my favourite artists to listen to these days. If you check them out, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!