Meet Tess Moroney, Project Manager

Tell us a little a bit about yourself….
I am Tess Moroney, project manager at REGGS and a Brit trying not to get hit by a bicycle whilst navigating my new Amsterdam life. I have always worked in a creative environment, I graduated in architecture before switching into advertising so design felt like the next logical step. What I like about my role is that I get to see a project through from start to finish and work with a bunch of very talented people. 

What do you get out of your bed for?
A blue sky and a strong coffee. I don’t operate well without caffeine.

What music do you listen to while working?
Very repetitive electronic music.

When and where do you get the best ideas?
I enjoy wandering around art galleries and still take an interest in architectural design. I subscribe to the thought that form follows function, so to me the most beautiful designs are often very simple and practical. I suppose this even carries through to how I dress as I wear a lot of simple dark clothes and don’t own anything patterned.

I try to make time to incorporate nature into my week so I’ll go for a long walk through the forest or a park. I’m a big fan of long train journeys, people watching and anything that lets my mind wander.

What do you like to do in your free-time?
I do a lot of yoga and take pottery classes in my spare time, it’s very rewarding to create something out of nothing and there’s always an element of surprise when you see the finished piece come out of the kiln.

I enjoy travelling and recently returned from few months backpacking around South East Asia. I generally aim to make one big trip a year and try to visit places with delicious food so I’m keen to visit Japan and Mexico next.

What are you most proud of in business terms?
I’m happy that I chose not to continue with architecture, it’s always scary to go down a different path and I’m pretty happy I never have to plan out fire escape routes or plumbing details ever again!

Which customer do you ever hope to work for?
I really like brands that have a strong identity and carry that through each touchpoint. Aesop is a great example of this, I like how each of their stores are unique yet consistently on brand. I’m also really interested in how tech is being used to solve everyday problems and enjoy following companies like Monzo, What3Words and CityMapper as they evolve and redefine both themselves and the world around us.

Tell us something we probably don’t know about you..
It doesn’t take long for people to pick up on the fact that I am freakishly neat. When I sit at a desk I’ll automatically start rearranging things so that they are straight. And recently whilst snorkeling I discovered that I have a fear of swimming in deep open water. Apparently it is very common fear though I’m not sure where it came from!