Our creative director, Lissa Scott, plays a large role in the work we do. From designing websites to logos to social media graphics, she can do it all. Not only does she run our creative department, but she also has a hand in operations to ensure everything at GRIT runs smoothly. Today, Lissa is celebrating her 11-year GRIT anniversary. To celebrate, we put her in the hot seat by asking her some tough (and fun!) questions.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working with this team (our clients are pretty cool too). I have had the opportunity to meet and work with amazing professionals who in many cases have become dear friends.

Which project are you most proud of? Why?
There are so many, so it is hard to pick just one. A recent project I am proud of is the brand we developed for the York County Coalition on Homelessness. It was a fully fleshed out brand with an in-depth standards guide, and I geek out over those. The client was also amazing to work with and really appreciated our insights and recommendations.

What advice do you have for future designers?
Look for opportunities to learn and expand your skills. If you feel there are not any, make them! The industry is ever-changing and so are the tools you will be working with, so it is important to continue learning to stay up to date in the industry. Also, be prepared to work on things you are not super passionate about but remember the work you are doing is important to the client, so always give it your best.

If you could switch your role with anyone else in the company who would it be? Why?
Oh my goodness, that’s a hard question. I love what I do. However, if we had an HR person, that is probably the role I would like to try. I think individual development is super important and would be rewarding for me.

What are your professional goals for the next 11 years?
My children will be older, so my goal is to get more involved in the community and mentor young design professionals. And of course, keep learning!

Before working at GRIT, what was the most unusual job you had?
I had a lot of summer jobs as a teen, but the most unusual was working in traveling food trucks selling hot sausage sandwiches and fresh squeezed (and shaken) lemonade. It is where I learned to count back change correctly (no cash register), clean windows properly and how to put in a long, hard day’s work without complaining.

What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
My husband and I took a trip to Punta Cana for our 10th anniversary with friends and we spent a week soaking in the sun and surf. It was amazing!

What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?
I ran track in high school and my family is all about track and field, so probably the 400m hurdles, if I could still make it over one!

What would your dream house look like?
It sits oceanfront in a tropical climate. That is all.

What is your favorite activity to do outside of work?
I love watching my kid’s activities. I get to support them and just chill without feeling like I should be doing something else. And, I like to cook. I like trying new recipes or reading recipes and putting my own spin on it.

At GRIT, our team always comes first. We care a lot about each other, our work and our clients. Are you interested in learning more about a career with GRIT? Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].