With a historical past of taking tales from their preliminary idea all through to the ultimate product, Ruairí Tobin isn’t any stranger to a problem. This has been clear since he joined the group right here at Brafton. However, how did all of it start for this advertising and marketing skilled? We spoke with Ruairí to listen to extra about what introduced him right here and what his time on the firm has been like to date.
Ruairí From Scratch
Relating to the lifetime of videographer, Ruairí Tobin, at Brafton, this story begins just a little additional than you may suppose — throughout the pond at Dublin Institute of Expertise (now Technological College Dublin). His time in Eire awarded him a bachelor’s diploma in Movie & Broadcasting, which “only a few employers cared about as soon as I moved to the States,” he tells us.
Fortunately, his expertise have accomplished the speaking for him through the years.
Beginning a Profession within the States
As Ruairí stepped into the skilled world, he defined his life, in a nutshell, like this: “20% freelance, 20% bartending, 60% despair.” In the event you’re a artistic skilled your self, there’s a great likelihood you’ve accomplished this math earlier than. However quick ahead a couple of years, and that’s when Ruairí turned in his freelance life for a full-time profession as a videographer at Brafton.
How’d he discover his option to the group? Merely put, by way of the ability of Linkedin.
After virtually 2 full years on the firm, he tells us, “it’s been nice.” He continued on to elucidate, “That is the primary totally distant job I’ve had in my profession, and I actually benefit from the work-life steadiness that it affords — and the fast-paced nature of the work which implies no two days are the identical.”
A real storyteller at coronary heart, Ruairí has all the time loved the distinctive experiences that this sort of profession and advertising and marketing work can supply. He tells us, “As a videographer, I’ve gotten to movie with some great folks, and have gotten to go to locations I hadn’t had the prospect to earlier than.” Contemplating he’s solely lived in America for 4 years, Brafton introduced the proper alternative to discover the nation additional — and thru a distinct lens, to say the least. “My first work journey with Brafton was to Las Vegas, which was a pleasant change from what I used to be used to — largely uninteresting industrial parks on the outskirts of Dublin.”
The superb alternatives for brand spanking new experiences and a change of surroundings are simply the information of the iceberg for Ruairí. “That is the most effective work-life steadiness I’ve had in my profession,” he explains to us. And this concord has been extra essential than ever for him: In additional private information, “this previous yr, my spouse gave start to our first youngster, Aiden,” he says.
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Making Room for What Issues
So, what’s life like for Ruairí when he’s not capturing the proper shot? You can say he’s a little bit of a renaissance man — doing just a little little bit of every little thing he loves, at any time when he can. “I like sports activities, largely rugby and soccer. Though now, moderately than getting wholesome by enjoying, I get extra unhealthy by watching them whereas consuming a couple of beers and consuming deep-fried meals.” Who can blame him? If watching your favourite group isn’t an excuse to eat and drink no matter you need, then I don’t know what’s!
If he’s not watching the sport, then you definitely may discover him enjoying music. “I like music, I play guitar and bass,” he explains, even letting us know that he’s “been in a couple of bands” in his day — although it’s been a couple of years for him at this level. However, on the finish of the day, it’s all about household for Ruairí. “I like annoying my spouse whereas we watch movies by geeking over enhancing and digicam strategies,” he says. “And currently, I’ve simply cherished attending to bond with my son, who is nearly 4 months outdated now. He’s the most effective.”
Ruairí continues to serve the Brafton group as a talented videographer and artistic storyteller, efficiently assembly the wants of quite a few purchasers since his begin right here — all whereas sustaining a transparent concentrate on his household and life exterior of the digital workplace. We’re grateful for his contributions and might’t wait to see the place the experience of this household man takes us!