All roads may lead to Rome but some are a lot prettier than others.
At Marzipan we strive to make the Design process exciting and enjoyable for our Staff and our Clients. We believe that when there is good synergy and good communication between Owner, Operator, Designer & Project Manager that the results are tangible in the end product.
Every new project is a fresh challenge and one which we embrace without preconceived ideas.
There seems to be a misconception that I have a pretty easy life at Marzipan. Nothing could be further from the truth. I may appear to be sleeping most of the time but in fact I see EVERYTHING, I miss NOTHING.
These Designers need a lot of emotional support especially when there’s a deadline looming, although I have to say I run a pretty tight ship and we are usually ahead of schedule.
I take my job VERY seriously and although I’m a real softie at heart I can be tough as nails when required. If there is one thing I’ve learned in this business it’s the importance of being earnest.
Last Tuesday we had an important Design Presentation to Clients & Operator at the Marzipan Studio.
Naturally we wanted to provide lunch for the event and we spent several weeks prior liaising with the caterers, so were confident that we had covered everyone’s needs. I did wonder why providing sandwiches and salads for twelve was costing such a fortune until the food arrived and I realized we had enough for at least 40 people not 12.
HOW EMBARRASSING. We actually couldn’t stop laughing as it was so extreme. After the clients left we had to ask a friend to pick up the leftovers and take them to the local soup kitchen.
We crammed everything we could into the back of her car but Marzipan were still eating wraps and chicken salad a week later! At that point I realized that if you are a Jewish Mother the question that you ask corporate caterers is not “Have I ordered enough?’ but “Have I ordered too much?”
Do you see this face? This is NOT a happy face. It’s been a terrible afternoon as I had to let the Team know that there is a new property manager in the building and she hates dogs!
Can you believe that? I’m not unduly concerned as there is nothing in our lease to prevent my employment here and clearly this Design Studio can’t function without me, but I’m going to have to make sure my part-time assistants Finley & Mahi are on the alert. As if that wasn’t enough bad news for one day, Keith my favorite UPS pal had run out of treats by the time he delivered our packages. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Once upon a time in a far away land there was the desire to do more and do better. When you start writing your own story the possibilities are endless. Every day is an adventure and even when it’s hard it’s fun. For the first time in my career I fully understand this quote:
“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”