‘So what do you like doing in your spare time, Alana?’, asked one of the interviewees at her interview seven years ago. ‘Well, I quite like sketching and drawing, I’m quite a visual person.’ ‘Hmmm’ replied the interviewer. ‘Interesting’….
Perhaps she shouldn’t have been applying for the role of Office Manager but we’re certainly glad she did. Alana has been with Purple Monster since 2010 starting (briefly) as Office Manager but very quickly began using those artistic talents and thus, Purple Monster started their Art department. Since that time Alana has been in great demand creating animations, online virtual environments, rich pictures, process maps, doing real time scribing and generally bringing an artistic visual eye to the Purple Monster portfolio.
Like most Monsters she spends her precious spare time with her family and much-loved dogs, Smokey and Bandit (yes, films from the 70’s are also in Alana’s interests) and can mostly be found wearing wellies, exploring the countryside around her home. Alana loves cooking up new recipes, baking cakes for everyone, or trying out a new exotic cocktail or two. Her love of fast cars has flourished in the last few years, and the next sports car adventure is on the horizon….!
Alana also keeps up her drawing in her spare time, creating menus for cocktail bars, cards and presents for friends and family and many other things. The good old fashioned sketch pad has mostly been replaced by the iPad Pro, which you can often find Alana glued to, but every now and then she likes to kick it old school and get out the pencil and paper.
Since that time Alana’s visual offering has been in great demand; creating animations, online virtual environments, rich pictures, process maps, and generally bringing an artistic visual eye to projects for her growing list of clients, and of course, the Purple Monster portfolio.