Meet a Staffer: Hope Noble
Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who work on 417 Magazine. This month, meet Hope Noble.
Hope Noble, 21
Q: How long have you been working at 417 Magazine?
A: 8 months, 155 work days or 1,240 work hours.
Q: Describe what you do at work day-to-day.
A: Coffee is first, always. Then, I check out the website to make sure everything looks normal, and nothing has decided to go crazy overnight. After that, I get to work on whatever it is that needs to get done. This can involve anything from getting advertisers on the site and maintaining advertiser listings to uploading articles, making web ads, putting together e-newsletters and many, many other digital tasks.
Q: Describe something you’re working on this month that you’re excited about:
A: Recently, I took on the task of reinventing our online galleries for 417bride.com and 417homemag.com. This was something that took more than two months of working on every day, doing things such as resizing images, uploading them, adding captions and formatting the galleries. Our images are now more Pinterest-friendly, and it is much easier to scroll through the images we have in our idea galleries now, so it was more than worth it!
Q: What do you like to do in 417-land?
A: One thing that I love to do here is see Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin in concert. I’m originally from Nashville, so I get to see a lot of amazing bands play in their hometown, and it’s definitely a treat to be able to see Boris Yeltsin in their own element.
Q: What would your co-workers say is your most distinguishing feature at work?
A: I feel like if I left, the speed of my work and the aesthetic aspect of the website might go downhill, rather than gradually climb.
Q: What’s your favorite magazine lingo?
A: This is more of digital lingo than magazine lingo, but WYSIWYG (wiz-ee-wig) always makes me giggle. It means “what you see is what you get.”
Q: Where do you love to eat in 417-land?
A: Definitely Grad School. I love their falafel tacos or the Codi Brah. So delicious!
Q: If there were a movie about your life in 417-land, what would its title be?
A: Being Hope Noble: A Documentary About Design, Cats and Weird Humor
Q: What celebrity would you most like to have coffee and conversation with?
A: I would love to have coffee with Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms. He is an incredibly generous and loving person that has helped so many people dealing with mental illness, and I would love to pick his brain and speak deeply about issues in everyday life.
Q: Do you have a nickname in the office?
A: I wouldn’t really call it a nickname, but whenever people introduce me to visitors, they call me the “web guru.”
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: I spend most of my time being a co-owner of a branding firm called Aesthetique, doing freelance design, and playing with cats.
Q: How would you spend $1 million?
A: I would probably invest it into Aesthetique and then open up a Persian cat rescue or a vegan restaurant.
Q: What is your Facebook status right now?
A: More than likely, a picture of my Persian cat, Maxwell Emerson.