Following five years in New York, Anna Gillespie returned to her hometown of Portland and joined the Daylight team as project manager. In her role at Daylight, Anna leverages her experience in project management, client services, and marketing, providing excellent communication, support, and planning for every project that Daylight takes on. Outside of the office, Anna can be found hiking a mountain, at the dog park with her pup Samson or exploring Portland’s music scene. She may or may not be planning a coup to gain the title of “resident office DJ”.
What is the most valuable tip you’ve received about your career?
Be aware of how the written word is read. When you communicate with dozens of people every day, it’s important to always give an email a second read to make sure the correct message is being conveyed. Sometimes when you’re rushed, your message can read as rushed and brisk. That’s when it’s time for some edits!
What motivates you to succeed at your job?
There are a number of motivating factors with every project: I want our clients to love the end result; I want Daylight to love the end result; and provided those two items are met, I want to be more efficient with every project (likely my competitive nature coming out).
Where do you go to escape Portlandia?
New York. I left the city a few years ago, but every year I like to visit New York and recharge by surrounding myself with the city’s energy.