For some, it may be hard to imagine that those of us working here at Callis have a life outside of work. After all, we eat and breathe Callis. (As a side note, we also know what to say to keep the boss happy.) But the truth of it is that there are many different personalities and faces that collaborate daily within the walls of our agency. For the next couple of months we are going to provide a brief insight into the minds that work and “live” here.
Linda Harris a.k.a “The Cold Blooded One”
As Creative Director at Callis, Linda oversees the development of agency creative and interactive projects. She has over 19 years of experience in graphic design, online and print production. Prints ads, e-letters, catalogs, technology management, websites and trade show booth designs are just a typical day in the life of Linda Harris.
By cold blooded, we mean that her body temperature is not normal! Enter her office and you are immediately hit in the face with a burst of heat that feels as if it could penetrate the skin and burn it instantly. The space heater in her office is cranked to high in the mornings and most afternoons. This warm office is keeping more than just creativity flourishing, as Linda is expecting her first child in late October.
Painting, photography, her motorcycle (she cried the day she had to put that away), and the outdoors are just a few of Linda’s hobbies. The arts are a passion in the Harris household; her husband is also a local artist and art teacher. She and her husband enjoy country drives on the weekends with camera in-hand to capture photos that are often used to inspire paintings for various auctions or charity events in the area.
Linda is also an active member of her church, serving as leader for the youth group. She has been a participant, team captain and online chair person for the Relay for Life of Pettis County. The Relay for Life has a significant meaning for Linda, as she is an eight year survivor of breast cancer.
Born and raised in LaMonte, MO, Linda feels fortunate to have her family close. She regularly visits both of her parents on the farm that she grew up on, as well as her sister and brother-in-law that live in Lee’s Summit. This close-knit family is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the soon-to-be-first baby boy in this all girl (and dad) family.
Stay tuned as next week we will dish on another face of Callis. Hint: This Interactive Director is a lover of music and Diet Coke!