Employee Spotlight: Deborah Humphries


What are your duties in a typical day here at Sage?

My typical day is all different events happening at a breakneck pace. I help other employees often with a whole bevy of issues from software to hardware to printer to finding files and proposal discussions and weather reports. When there’s time, I try to maintain Sage’s internal files. Our case study graphics, case studies, client logos, etc…

What is your favorite way to spend Flex Friday? (Sagers work an extra 30 minutes everyday to have half days every other Friday!)

Due to the nature of design work, I haven’t had many Flex Fridays (not for lack of trying). But my screened porch always beckons  

What is the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?

I’m working on the Army Ten-Miler materials. ATM is a very rewarding client. I enjoy the prospects, the interaction and the ability to make their products the best we are able to.

Who inspires you?

It’s nearly impossible to say…Inspiration is found where and when its least expected. Be it through minor experiences, conversations, people on the street, news reports, songs. Leaving my mind open to all experiences, which gives me the opportunity to be inspired. Acting on those creative thoughts and ideas is all important.

What quote do you live by?

I live by the Golden Rule.  

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I love city travel (US & Abroad). Active vacations, where I’m learning & experiencing a new environment are far more stimulating then baking in the sun. Sea breezes certainly refresh, so a coastal city would be ideal!  

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Travel more (The Western US beckons). Become a well-known artist, Live an environmentally sustainable life.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned while at Sage?

It takes all kinds coming together for a successful creative team. Allowing each to stretch and explore creative ideas is paramount. No matter the pressure, we do amazing work here because we do have that space.

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