Meet Danielle Mount, Production Artist at EGC Group
Trying to maintain a positive professional attitude in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging, to say the least, but production artist Danielle Mount (or “Dani,” as she is known at EGC) effortlessly achieves this. In this feature, Dani offers her thoughts on managing a work-from-home plan, her attitude toward the most fulfilling projects, and her career at EGC.
Tell us about managing creative work remotely during COVID-19.
Being creative in general really helps me manage everything going on in the world right now, so I feel very lucky to have a job revolving around doing something I love. I enjoy waking up in the morning, zoning into my work and letting my artistic side flow. I think it’s a great way to get into a meditative state. I usually don’t stop at the end of the workday, either. After work, I like to pick up a paintbrush and continue to create. It’s very relaxing for me. Working remotely has helped me build a Zen environment for myself where I feel very productive, with no distractions (even though I miss seeing everyone’s smiling faces!).
What type of client projects do you find the most fulfilling?
I actually used to dream about designing old-school album covers for rap or rock genres, so I guess you can say I’ve always been drawn to the print medium. Using a program like Adobe Illustrator and all its advanced tools helps achieve what I want because I’m able to be as artistic as possible. With print assignments (whether it’s a magazine ad, a flyer or a postcard), being able to hold the final product is really rewarding. And knowing that a client and their customers are having a tangible experience with something you created is extremely gratifying.
What have you learned from your creative colleagues?
I love the creative team and feel like they’ve all taught me so much during my first year here at EGC, and I am excited to keep absorbing information they pass down to me along the way. I’ve been able to contribute on projects – from conception to finalization – and I’ve learned tips and tricks by working directly with our Creative VP and Art Directors. I’ve received firsthand insights on artistic vision and direction, creative editing, and overall design and visualization. I’ve also learned a variety of software products and tools we use for print, digital and video. And all of these tools have been essential in bringing the different brands and products we work on at EGC to life.