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Vitamin of the Week: Ana Rodriguez (Richmond)


Ana Rodriguez

If you’re a creative pro, you need to meet our agent Ana. Not only an excellent source of advice for propelling your career forward, she also works with some of the best clients in Richmond, Virginia (or RVA as they call it in those parts).

So pull up the pooch and lend an ear as she answers our 7 Quick Questions!

    1. What do you love about working with creative talent? I love seeing the amazing work that someone produces during the different phases of their career. I also really enjoy hearing how they conceptualize ideas and come up with the finished product. It’s like magic. I could look through digital portfolios all day (maybe not all day, I still need to find people work...).

    2. What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? You are a creative, you need to MAKE YOURSELF STAND OUT! Whether you do it by coming up with a never-seen-before resume design or by putting your latest and GREATEST work samples in your digital portfolio, you are the one who can best manage your brand, so do it! Make sure you’re creating a memorable first impression as soon as your next boss clicks on your application.

    3. What app do you use regularly that provides great user experience? Spotify! I love music and the ability Spotify gives me to build out playlists and save songs/bands/whole CDs so easily on my phone is exactly what I need. And, I love how they’re always updating the experience! The more accessible and user friendly they make it, the more loyal I become to the app!

    4. What’s your favorite interview question? "What would your ideal job be if money had no significance?" I love this question because it not only gives me insight into a candidate’s true passions. It also tells me what their perfect cultural fit would look like. This is a great jumping off point to talk about someone’s future goals, which is perfect when you’re helping grow their career.

    5. What’s your favorite brand and why? I will have to say it’s Target, hands down! They have everything you need in one place. You can't beat that! Other than the attractive products and their unbelievably precise layout of the store, everything from the $1 - $3 section to the beautiful purses and scarves that greet you as you enter, their entire brand screams, “I have what you need and I'm trendy.” Come in! This video pretty much sums it up:

  1. Best creative/digital event in your city? The edUI Conference in Charlottesville, VA (about 1 hour away from RVA). I love how it promotes professional growth for ALL by providing exclusive seminars, networking opportunities, and a seriously awesome speaker series. This is a UX guru's paradise!

  2. If you had to pick two celebrities to be your parents, who would they be? I would want J-Lo to be my mom, because she is fabulous (she is my idol!) And I’d choose George Clooney as my dad, because he seems like he would be such a laid back and fun loving guy!

Looking for a great job in Richmond? Talk to Ana!

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