As part of our Under the Arches interviews, we catch up with campaign manager, Debbie Kopyto to find out about life in and out of delineo.
What attracted you to delineo?
I was familiar with delineo from previously working for the co-op so I’d seen a lot of the company's work come in. I was previously a brand manager and always saw work from delineo that interested me. Also, when I came here for my interview I got a really good feel for the place, there’s a great variety of clients and work that goes on here; that’s what I really wanted to explore.
Tell me more about your role here and what a typical day consists of for you.
I’m still working out my typical day, I’ve not been here long but I’ve hit the ground running! I work closely with the account managers on a range of clients. I work on various campaigns, putting together timelines, making sure things are going through studio when it should do all while keeping an eye on the cost side of things! What I am getting used to is dealing with artwork that’s in various different languages! But also working on a broad range of work, from a DM going out in the post, to a web banner that’s about to go live – working on different timelines and making sure everything goes smoothly.
What digital aspect in life could you not live without?
It might be an obvious one but, my phone! It wakes me up, it tells me how long something has been in the oven for and I read the news on it. I’m not big on social media, but I love whatsapp for messaging and sharing pictures of my niece (I’m a very devoted auntie) – every time I see her at events I can film and take pictures of her. Its just such an essential tool! It’s full of reminders, notes and keeping tabs of who’s coming to my BBQ. I don’t know how we used to manage without it!
When you’re not under the arches, how do you spend your time
Well, since I’m a devoted aunt, I spend a lot of time with my niece and have done since she was tiny. She’s 8 going on 18 – we hang out all the time! I love going out with my friends, I’m a member of a local social club and even have my own darts, but I can’t play very well! I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like but I love art and galleries and I’m a massive film buff. A firm favourite is Back To The Future, although it ranges from watching old black and white films right up to present day comics - I read up on them and regurgitate my knowledge in the pub to anyone who’ll listen!
If you were a biscuit what would you be and why?
I’ve been thinking about this. I’m not fancy so I thought maybe a digestive. But then I thought theres a bit more to me than that! So I think I’d be a chocolate hobnob. It’s a classic, most people like it (I hope!) I’m reliable and I don’t crumble under pressure when dunked in a brew!
What’s on your bucket list?
I’ve always wanted to direct a film! I remember talking to one of my friends about writing a short film, but we never got very far. Whether it was just a little short I’d love the idea of creating it, even just to put up on YouTube! It would be nice to say I actually ended up doing it. Many years ago, I was fortunate enough that my old boss would occasionally let me direct in the edit, or when shooting a presenter talking to camera, I was able to direct. But I have watched a lot of people do it, I feel like a frustrated creative!