We had the good fortune of connecting with Avery Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Avery, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
Great question – it’s probably no surprise I come from a very artistic background. Both of my parents are artists and entrepreneurs. I think that growing up in a bohemian environment that was very encouraging gave me both confidence and curiosity. I’m not afraid to go for it. Performance, visual art, and storytelling were always passions of mine. After studying theatre and performance in college, I knew I wanted to dive into a career that would allow me to craft stories, problem solve, create epic visual media, and work with a team. I’m so happy to have found all of that at Hey Mr. Digital Media.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
That background in theatre gave me a strong appreciation for “team”. Without the team, there is no play, no production, no performance, no story. And I’m all about the story! So team-building is important to me. I think that the coolest thing someone can do is empower the people around them and that is what I try to do every day at Hey Mr. When our team is strong, not only are we able to accomplish so much, tell an amazing story on behalf of our clients, but we’re able to have fun and appreciate each other while doing it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Whenever friends visit from out of town, the first place I take them is for a walk in my neighborhood. We’ll go up to RiNo and soak in all the street art, check out the galleries (dateline, Foolproof Contemporary Art, and Millers & Rossi). If they’re up to walking, we’ll head downtown (or take the D line in Five Points!) and visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. A great way to finish the day is visiting the Dairy Block for even more local art, haha – and a slice of pizza from the Engine Room.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank the team at Hey Mr. Digital Media – in particular co-founders and owners Mike and Estelle Reff for their support, and for this opportunity to share my story with Shoutout Colorado.
Photographer: Sunnie Heers