David Symonds

Client Director

So, who are you and what do you do? 

Hello, I’m David and I joined Isobar as Client Director on a leap day 2016, so enjoyed my first anniversary last year. I have the pleasure of working with our talented teams to deliver great work to our global clients such as adidas, Shiseido, Signify and Asda.

 

Tell us a bit about your background  

I started my career as a hardcore techie, then moved into consulting and latterly took on client management roles. When Isobar approached me, I jumped at the chance of working in a more creative and digitally focused environment and I’ve been here ever since.

 
What does your normal working day look like?  

A bit too similar at the moment as I’m now starting my tenth consecutive month working from home!  In reality, I spend my day on microsoft teams calls with clients and colleagues from across the world so I have not been too hindered by home working. However, I do hope that I can soon revert to some of my “old normal”, spending time onsite with our clients and project teams, and celebrating our shared successes in a non-virtual way!

 
What skills and expertise do you need to be good at your job?

The more you think you know a subject, the more you realise that there is even more that you still don’t know. So, to effectively help our clients and project teams I need to be able to listen and learn from others. 

 
What’s your favourite thing about your role?  

Doing interesting work with smart talented people.

 
Do you have any advice for someone starting out in their career? 

Find out what you like doing and what others value in you. And don’t worry about taking some time to try out a few different things first. Experiment a bit, there’s no single “right” path.