After graduating last August, I moved back to the Louisville area to work for a local book publisher. It was there that I was introduced to Magbooth’s work through a friend who also doubled as an event worker. I put in my application to work events, like so many hopefuls, but really got excited when I heard they were bringing on a second post-production employee. The job sounded like an amazing opportunity: amazing photos, people, books, mustaches – what else could a guy ask for?
I hurried down to Magbooth headquarters after my shift one day, we started rappin’ and that’s how it happened. My fearless leaders, Peter and Victor welcomed me with open arms and my teammate Heather patiently taught me about what goes on behind the scenes. For all of this, I’m very thankful.
My day-to-day responsibilities include filtering images and posting online albums, book-making, booth building, working the occasional event, general client correspondence and anything else the boys will throw at me. I enjoy every minute of it and the pot is only sweetened when I get to see the smiles of people in the booths, little kids flicking off cameras, and how excited people are when a photo booth comes through their event’s doors. It also helps that every morning I’m greeted by such a great group of people.
After a few weeks of getting settled in, I feel like I’m finally getting a grip on what Magbooth is and what Magbooth strives to be. It’s a great feeling to be a part of something so new, so warm. With that in mind, I’m hoping to take on as many projects and responsibilities as I can; so I can see not only how something so new comes to be but also how I can help, in any small way, to make things run a bit more smoothly. Fingers crossed.
After working in libraries, shoe stores, a book publisher and as a substitute teacher, I was ready to find somewhere that I could call “home.” I think that’s exactly what I’ve found in Magbooth.
- Evan Himelick