Meet the Team: Anne-Marie Barr
Anne-Marie is an Art Director at THE rAVe Agency.
What is your favorite season in North Carolina and why? My favorite season in North Carolina is spring because that “summer is coming” feeling is better than summer itself. I love coming home and eating dinner while it’s still light out, it feels like I didn’t even lose eight hours of my day to my job. With the extra hours of daylight, I like to spend more time outdoors. Even just running errands is less of a chore when it doesn’t get dark until eight or nine. If I come home and it’s dark, my day is done and the motivation to do anything else is lost.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? I think a younger January Jones in a red wig could pull it off. I always get told that we look alike and what’s another advertising role for her? I don’t know if other people would find my life interesting enough to watch it summarized into two hours but I always say you have to romanticize your own life. If you don’t walk down the street like you’re the main character, the monotony of daily life just might catch up to you. I feel like January Jones could capture that.
What’s one thing people might not know about you? Something that people always find surprising about me is that I used to show lambs in livestock shows. If you’ve ever been to the state fair and seen the kids with farm animals on leads seemingly walking around in circles, that was probably me. There was a lot more that went into it besides walking in circles. It usually entailed raising lambs from near infancy until they reached the appropriate age for breeding or consumption (sorry guys, I know). It was a lot of fun, but more importantly, I developed a huge appreciation for where our food comes from. Due to that experience, I’m a big foodie, animal lover and an even bigger advocate for ethical farming.
What do you most enjoy about art direction? Although I haven’t been doing it for long, I love bringing all my passions together. I’m a very visual person, so art direction has always been my greatest interest in the industry. Bringing art, strategy and leadership together to produce high-quality work is what I enjoy the most.
What is your favorite part about working at THE rAVe Agency? My favorite part of working here is the team. A positive work environment can make the most menial of tasks enjoyable. The rAVe team is one of a kind and I believe our creativity stems from the fun we have. Not only are my colleagues easy to work with, but being surrounded by other creative people motivates my own creativity.
Connect with Anne-Marie on LinkedIn.