In the Hot Seat with Jen Carroll
The Spreadsheet Gangsta
What is your role at Hothouse, and how long have you been with our agency?
I’ve worked at Hothouse for the past three years. I like to think of myself as the Lead OG (Organizational Gangsta), but my more recognizable title is Director of Project Management. I keep the projects paced appropriately among the team, and make sure everyone has the resources needed to get the job done well.
If Hothouse were to give out an award, what would be the one you receive?
Best shoulder roll to get the dance party started.
What is something most people would be surprised to know about you?
Being that I stare at spreadsheets most of the day, people are surprised that I’m also a creative individual. In my spare time, I love printmaking and painting. While I don’t get to enjoy this hobby often, when I do, the outcome is pretty rad!
What does your typical day look like?
My days never look the same! I’m constantly switching between clients, figuring out better workflow tactics, and how to make the agency function better.
What is the coolest trip you’ve ever been on?
My honeymoon, hands down. We traveled to Barcelona and then went on a mini tour of Italy, visiting: Spoleto, Tuscany, Florence, Riomaggiore, and Rome.