Quarantine Hobbies Picked Up By the Team
Updated: Mar 3, 2021
Although we are all itching to get back into the office, working remotely as a team has given us the ability to delve into the copious hobbies we have all been eager to try out— or get back into. Our SparkIt Creative team has a skill set that extends far past our passion for digital content creation. Let’s take a look at what everyone has been up to off the clock while quarantining.
Bismarie Plasencia, President/Creative Director
Bismarie, SparkIt’s co-founder and current President/Creative Director, has been enjoying her time in quarantine with none other than Mother Nature. Gardening has proven to decrease levels of anxiety and stress, which is definitely something everyone could benefit from during these times. Her flourishing garden has sprouted a plethora of goods including squash, cucumber, carrots, and lettuce, along with a variety of flowers. Considering this is her first time channeling her green thumb, she is overjoyed with the success of her new hobby.
Michael Weinberg, Senior Copywriter
When SparkIt’s Senior Copywriter, Michael, isn’t editing copy for clients or working on website development, he is adopting new ways to improve at the skill he is most passionate about: writing. During quarantine, he has found that devoting 20 to 30 minutes of his day to a continuous stream of writing has not only granted him mental clarity but has also allowed him to expand on his love for writing narratives, journaling, and poetry.
Richard Forbes, Junior Copywriter
What better time to tackle the daunting task of learning a new language than while quarantined? Richard, SparkIt’s Junior Copywriter, is setting aside his love for English to learn the beautiful Romance language that is Français. By utilizing the various online resources available to those eager to learn a new language, such as DuoLingo, watching French television shows, and listening to French music, he is enhancing his skill set as a copywriter entering the workforce and having fun doing so.
Marc Fiol, Content Creator
Aside from the extraordinary work Marc continuously produces for our clients, the current break from school (and mandatory quarantine) has given him the ability to return to his previous hobbies, one of which is making and recording music. Not only is music a creative outlet for him to express himself, but it’s a form of content creation he has missed out on due to the busyness of his schedule during college.
Brian Gurges, Account Executive
Brian Gurges, SparkIt’s Account Executive, is using his time in quarantine in a very proactive manner. He is focused on incorporating better eating habits into his lifestyle by experimenting with new foods, meal prepping, and overall cleaner eating. During these times, it is very common for individuals to pick up unhealthy habits, but he is making it his priority to do exactly the opposite.
Alejandro D’Agostino, Project Manager
More time spent at home means more time spent with our furry friends. What more could you ask for? SparkIt’s Project Manager, Alejandro, is devoting his time to training his dog and teaching him some new tricks. Although his dog still has a ways to go from jumping through hoops and riding a skateboard, Merlin will have mastered the art of sitting still in no time. After all, practice makes perfect.
Vivian Lukasik, Social Media Intern
Vivian Lukasik, one of SparkIt’s Social Media interns, has spent a majority of her quarantine tuned to the musical notes G, C, E, and A. She has been expanding on her love for string instruments like the guitar by teaching herself the ins-and-outs of playing the ukulele. Considering the uplifting tone of the instrument, it is hard to refrain from smiling ear to ear when listening to or playing the ukulele.
Donya Mansoorian, Social Media Intern
If you know me, you are well aware of my sweet tooth and overbearing love for all desserts. From layered cakes to lemon curd tartlets, I decided to throw on an apron and finally teach myself how to bake during the quarantine. I'm overjoyed to share that I have only failed twice during my time as a baker; however, I can’t ensure it won’t happen again. Who knew I’d love making treats as much as I love eating them?