We're thrilled to welcome Asta Kurulyte to our team! Asta will be our new Production Manager looking after EMEA production. Part of our B2B marketing agency in Europe, it’s a regional role with global implications. At Wings4U, our artists are our strength. Asta brings a wealth of project management and inbound marketing experience with her.
We took a few minutes to find out what makes Asta tick.
Why this role, and why Wings4U?
Probably because I’m a good organiser (she says humbly). I genuinely enjoy project management: being on top of things, organised, aware of every thread and change of gear. I think of the role of project manager as a variation on full stack. Production managers sometimes need to roll up their sleeves and get crunching to meet the deadline. And it’s a pleasure to see artists, like Wings4U has gathered, working their magic to the tightest deadlines and be able to do my part as well, whether keeping the schedules or helping with final edits. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to work with global talent on projects that need new perspective – Wings4U provides exactly this. As production manager for EMEA, I’m already handling wonderful projects requiring creativity, insight and a willingness to challenge the status quo. Its been a great opportunity. Wings4U nurtures a digital culture that’s at the core of inbound marketing. They’ve innovated the workplace with #workanywhere and continually encourage communication and knowledge sharing – internally as an agency and on behalf of their clients.
Do you have any experiences worth raving about?
Some highlights have been working on amazing healthcare projects with great outcomes for those in care, and cramming 12 days’ of adventures from a Rome travel guide into 24 hours.
What makes you tick? What are you passionate about?
I’m not extremely adventurous and like to live by proxy – so books are a kind of passion for me. I enjoy finding new adventures and walking in somebody else’s shoes for a day – I love great stories! Growing up I’ve always enjoyed the classics – Fitzgerald, Vonnegut, Salinger, Austen, the Brontes. Right now, I’m into sci-fi and fantasy. With the world coming to grips with quantum computers, AI and hover boards, and Scotty references become a little less fantasy, it’s fun to imagine what the next 10, 20 or 40 years of humanity may look like.
What’s your favourite quote?
“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important” - The Doctor (Doctor Who season six Christmas special).
What’s your favourite music / bands?
Counting Crows just don’t get boring however many times I listen to them.
Which book and movie would you recommend to everyone?
The book – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and movie – Casablanca, because it’s the father and mother of all movies that came afterwards.
If you could go to dinner with anyone (alive or not), who would it be and why?
Nikola Tesla, because it would be a very quiet dinner interspersed with abrupt but completely amazing comments on life, the universe and everything.