Emilie Lashmar's passion, creativity and infectious enthusiasm for making work wonderful has earned her the title of Creative Director at PLATF9RM. Her days are hectic and full of surprises, but there’s absolutely no doubt that Emilie lives and loves her job. We caught up with her to find out why.
Emilie, you’ve been flying the PLATF9RM flag since we first opened the doors! Your role has evolved from Membership Manager through to being our Creative Director. What does your day to day look like?My main goal at PLATF9RM is to Make Work Wonderful. I want us to provide an unmatched experience for our members. My role is really varied, which I love. I work across the entire business and running the day-to-day. I get to collaborate with our freelance members, our copywriter, our graphic designer and our social media team to make sure we stay true to our PLATF9RM brand. I’m also on our board, so there’s strategic activity to keep me busy too. I really enjoy making use of all of our different co-working areas throughout the week.
Over the course of almost three years (!) at PLATF9RM you’ve given some of the fabulous Brighton Creatives the chance to shine. Which commission or collaboration are you most proud of?I’m going to say our ‘Beer O’Clock’ beer!
You’ve seen all of our projects go from drawn plans to real-life which means you know every corner of PLATF9RM. Where’s your favourite place to work from?It’s got to be The Grounds. I even had my very recent wedding reception there! I love the atmosphere, and the space is just gorgeous. It's a playground for business creative adults. So much light, greenery and colour. The 7m high ceilings provide real impact. I feel so fortunate to sit in a place Seb had envisioned for so long.
We want to open up The Grounds every evening and weekend and make it a real creative community hub with food, drink, music. I can't wait for our first weekend brunch!
If I really want to get my head down I’ll work in our PLATF9RM office at Tower Point, or the Library at Hove Town Hall. Meetings in the Penthouse are perfect for more creative thinking.