This month, Senior Designer Jessica Sappington celebrates 10 years with NKB! An integral part of our team, Jessica lives by our values and is committed to our number one priority: client service. We’ve interviewed her for an employee spotlight so that you can learn more about Jessica and her journey with NKB.
How long have you been employed at NKB?
I just had my 10 year anniversary!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love that no two days are alike. There are so many different tasks that a Team Leader / Senior Designer does that make every day different and a new challenge. At NKB, I’m never bored or pigeonholed into one task or detail. I love having that variety.
What have you gained from working at NKB?
As I’ve moved from a Designer to a Senior Designer and Team Lead, the wealth of knowledge that has been passed on from Chris and our Project Managers has been invaluable. It has made me a much more self-sufficient, confident designer.
What is your biggest motivation?
I enjoy challenging puzzles, so the more challenging a design is, the more interested and motivated I am in working on it. But at the end of the day, I want to have good designs for each project’s situation that works best for the user. Giving them a functional, pleasing space that will work for their needs.
Describe NKB in three words or less.
Family. Supportive. Knowledgeable.
Do you have any advice for prospective NKB employees?
Bring your personality to the table! It isn’t just about who you are on paper.
What has been your favorite project at NKB?
Probably the McPherson VA Homeless Vets Program. It was the intake center for a group of programs for homeless veterans in the Atlanta area where they could visit a medical center, learning center, housing center, and more to help them through a difficult situation. They could seek shelter, get healthcare, learn, and grow.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility! I’m the one that’s happy designing in the background and pushing the project forward.
What is one thing you’ve yet to cross off your bucket list?
I’d like to be a 46er and hike all the high peaks.