10 Minutes with Michael Knowles

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Team KVA has grown once again. As tradition upholds, that means we get to sit down with the new recruits and ask them a bunch of questions. Enjoy!

So, welcome Michael! How did you find your first day?
Very good! It was a Wednesday so we got Nandos (didn’t know that would be a thing). Everyone was wonderful and Woody is the man. The atmosphere in the office is great and everyone was very welcoming.

Tell us a bit about your background…
I started my digital career as a social media manager for a regional magazine and I’ve run marketing campaigns for different companies spanning a range of industries, from construction through to healthcare! Most recently I was the lead for digital & social at the UKs leading dental marketing agency. I have a background in design and video, so I have a keen eye for details!

What do you know about KVA Digital so far?KVA is where everything is happening! The team is growing and workload is growing even faster! We’re working on projects that are on the leading edge of technology – exciting times.

What is your role at KVA Digital?
Digital Account Manager!

What are you most looking forward to achieving?
I’m looking forward to learning new skills and helping the company to grow. We’re on a mission to Mars and we’ve just passed the Moon!

Are they any areas in particular you are hoping to get involved with?
I’m very hands-on and I have a keen interest in animation and video work. I love to get my design hat on every now and then too! VR/AR development is also very exciting.

Who would be your ideal client to work for?
A client who is engaged and passionate about their project. Working together towards a clear vision and someone who isn’t afraid to try new techniques or tactics!

Now for the important questions…

Describe yourself in three words?
Empathetic. Motivated. Knowledgeable.

What is your favourite meal?
A home-cooked Chile Con Carne

Are you an Apple or an Android fan?
Android (sorry!)

What is your favourite song at the moment?
Sigma ft Paloma Faith - Changing

What are your pet hates?
Passive-aggressiveness

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“The most stable thing a man can do is to listen to his heart and follow it, as it always leads to what is pleasing in the end.”

What is the worst advice you have ever been given?
“Only do it if you feel comfortable”

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Pineapple pizza?

Your life would be meaningless without…
Family & friends (and dogs)

What's your life motto?
Feel the fear and do it anyway.

If a genie gave you a wish what would you wish for?
Unlimited wishes is the “right” answer? It would have to be world peace… Or perhaps a goldfish named Geoff.

Could you live without your mobile phone?
With difficulty! It’s not fun to think about, though.