Deck the halls with bells of digital goodness! We hope everyone's holiday season is running smoothly. Next in our series 'Digital Goodness: 20 Questions' is Cara Lindsay Harlo's Creative Marketing Assitant. Answers below are verbatim, so, enjoy hearing our [sometimes too-real] voices. But at least you know they're real!
Blue Moon of Kentucky by Patsy Cline, No Scrubs by TLC, or any Shania Twain I will get DOWN to.
What are you afraid of?
I am very scared of heights, disappointment, and strangely enough, I’m terrified of throw up.
What inspires you most about what you do at Harlo?
I think the most inspiring thing about the work I do at Harlo is that my creativity can reach people and allow them to see who we are as an agency. Therefore, it inspires them to look into our work and it then leads to a potentially working with us. I think it is really rewarding to see my vision successfully market the agency.
Who has been a role model for you?
My mom. She has always been such a hard-working creative. She started from the bottom and worked her way up to being a successful graphic artist. She is compassionate, kind, smart, strong and selfless.
On another note, Danny Decker (honest, not sucking up to the bossman) is a huge role model for me, he believes in me when I don’t, and is always wanting to grow as a creative. His genuine selfless demeanor is inspiring. I’ve very thankful to be able to learn from him.
What type of music puts you into full production mode?
Oh man, music is a huge part of who I am. It definitely depends on my mood or the weather. I do listen to a lot of Otis Redding’s Spotify radio at work tho.
Where were you during the lunar eclipse?
I was in Sisters Oregon! It was beautiful.
Favorite time of year?
I love the fall when the leaves are changing and the air is crisp. I love the sunny, dry, chilly days.
What is your favorite new work tool?
I think google hangout. More specifically the call record tool it has. When I am conducting interviews it is very helpful to record the call and go back and listen and type it out after.
If a documentary was made about your life, what actor/actress would you want to play you?
Hmm. Either old Amanda Bynes before the drugs, or Jennifer Lawrence. Someone who has a silly, weird side to them.
Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working There.
I worked for Dutch Bros coffee for a little over 2 years and I loved the culture of the company. They had this motto called the Dutch Creed that was pretty incredible and it inspired me to really love my job and serve them. The Dutch Creed:
“To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are on your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”
Top three: Shawshank Redemption, Always, and Silence of the Lambs.
What’s the 1st app you open in the morning?
Probably Instagram if checking my text messages doesn't count.
Favorite Actor & Actress?
I just watched the Netflix original Jim and Andy, which was about Jim Carrey on the set of Man on the Moon. His talent is mind-blowing, dedication to his role, and on a side note, he's full of wisdom. Super neat guy. Favorite actress I think is Emma Roberts, she plays many different roles and excels in them and outside of her acting career, she is a hard-working activist. Also, Mary Tyler Moore played such a hugely important role for women in film and stretched the gender norms. Rest in peace, Mary Tyler Moore.
What's a dream project?
I have many dreams. But one of my dream projects would be to dive into cinematography marketing for a company/brand and make a rad promo video.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
My dad is from the south (not sure if its a southern thing or just his family) and he grew up eating “banana sandwiches”, it’s two pieces of white bread with mayo on each side and sliced banana in the middle…. It is awful. Don’t recommend.
Do you play any instruments? If so what?
I dabble in ukelele, and my boyfriend is teaching me bass right now, and ever since I was a child and listen to Dixie Chicks for the first time I’ve dreamed of learning fiddle or violin.
Oh man, I love Halloween because I love being creative and dressing up as something. But also, who doesn’t love Christmas?!
When are you the most comfortable?
When I’m cuddled up in bed with my kitties, pj’s, tea, and some vegan chocolate chip cookies!
Single favorite possession?
My bed and temperpedic pillow.
Favorite childhood memory?
I was super fortunate to have parents that really believed in family vacations and traveling. We went somewhere pretty much every other year to a new destination and I saw many beautiful landmarks around the U.S. So just being able to experience all of that with my family is something I really cherish now that we’ve all grown up and don’t do family trips as often.
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