What does your company do, and what is your role?
Lava is a design-focused production and animation studio, creating original content for advertising and entertainment brands. My role is to guide Lava's image and business strategies and make our clients look good.
What do you like best about your job?
I love the creative process and the fact that every project is a unique opportunity to do something new.
What is your business motto/philosophy?
Surround yourself with the most talented people, and pursue the kind of work you enjoy.
Miami native since:
Hometown (if not Miami):
I grew up in a series of hometowns in Illinois, California, Connecticut and Nigeria.
What are your favorite Miami hangouts and activities?
I like sharing food and wine with friends, on a blanket next to the ocean in Miami Beach.
What's one (surprising, interesting, funny, awesome) thing you'd like for Büro members to know about you?
I competed on 'Jeopardy!' against the all-time champion, Ken Jennings, combining my 15 minutes of fame and my most embarrassing moment into a single event.
What do you like best about working at Büro?
It's great to belong to a diverse, creative community in a beautiful space; Danelle and Marcia really take care of us.
What crazy adventure would you want to take?
How about a year of traveling around the world, eating, hiking and exploring art.
What are your secret survival strategies?
Stay up-to-date, work hard, and avoid a**holes.
What's your comfort food?
Pizza, of course
What movies do you watch, or reference, over and over?
Spinal Tap, Fargo, Do the Right Thing, and Amélie