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Meet the team: Jessica Meyer, Project Manager

• By acaboom-admin on January 16th, 2024 •

Based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Jessica is a project manager with a strong design and marketing background as well as a great skill of paying attention to the finer details. That’s how she gets the very best from clients. Outside of work she loves the outdoors as well as long day at the beach. We caught up with her to find out more!

Can you briefly introduce yourself and describe your role within the team?

Hi, I’m Jessica Meyer, a 25-year-old project manager from sunny South Africa. I recently joined Acaboom, and my role involves overseeing projects in a fully remote and creative environment, allowing me to combine my passion for interacting with people and being creative.

Could you share a bit about your professional background and how it has prepared you for your current role?

Absolutely! My main professional background is in design and marketing. Although I’ve held managerial positions in the past, project management is a bit of a new venture for me. I love working with people and organizing tasks, which I believe makes me well-suited for the project manager role. The most rewarding part of my work is leaving a call knowing I’ve done a good job, and the client is satisfied.

When you were a child, what did you aspire to become when you grew up?

As a child, I had various aspirations – dentist, surfer, and designer. Fortunately, my love for design stuck with me, and I ended up studying fashion design. However, my career path took a digital turn, thanks to starting a family business with my Dad. That’s where my passion for digital design and marketing was ignited, and it’s a significant reason for where I am today.

Where do you currently live, and what do you enjoy most about your local area?

I’ve recently moved back home to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, after living in Cape Town for five years. What I absolutely love about my hometown is the ability to go for a sea swim every single day – it’s a refreshing and invigorating routine. Here’s Clifton Beach!

What are some of your hobbies or activities that you enjoy outside of work?

Outside of work, I’m quite active. I enjoy golf, running, gym workouts, and any water activity that involves the beach. A daily sea swim is a must for me, and I firmly believe there’s nothing a dip in the ocean cannot fix.

Quick Fire Round:

Android or iPhone?

iPhone.

Coffee or tea?

Tea.

Beach vacation or mountain retreat?

Beach.

Book or movie?

Movie.

Morning person or night owl?

Morning person.

How do you stay updated with the latest trends or advancements in your field? Are there any specific skills or areas you are currently focusing on for professional development?

I stay updated by researching and chatting with colleagues to bounce ideas off each other. Additionally, I’m always on the lookout for courses to enhance my skill set. Currently, I’m interested in design courses related to graphic design. Understanding the design process is crucial for my role as a project manager working with templates, and it helps me better explain it to clients.

 If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting in your field, what would it be?

Just go for it. If you wait to feel ready for a role you think is too big, you’ll never feel ready.