Q&A with Kaye

How would you define success? Do you think you've found it yet?
Success to me is about peace of mind, doing what I love and knowing that I did the best I possibly could. Yes I think I'm pretty close but will always strive for more.

What tips would you give to somebody who is looking to get started in digital media?
Don't have any preconceptions, be prepared to work with a wide range of people, personalities and industries but more than anything, soak up every drop of knowledge that is presented to you. It's a constantly changing industry and you learn something new every single day. Be a sponge

What challenges does agency work bring? Do you think you've found a working environment that suits you?
The main challenges I think we face is the ever changing technology available. Having up to date know-how is a constant job and battle. We need to learn fast, retrain and refocus constantly.

How did you get into digital? Was there a defining moment, and if so, how did it shape your company?
My first job in the digital industry, 100% shaped the foundations of Drum. I set up Drum for one reason, to provide a company with integrity that clients could trust and enjoy working with.

Describe a typical day in your childhood.
A bit like Nanny McPhee but unfortunately our Au Pairs weren't magical- would have made childhood much more fun if they were.

Did you have pets?
I grew up with a dog and cat, had a few hamsters, rabbits and gerbils along the way too. My dog died when I was about 7, I was so upset. That was in the November. Along came Christmas and mum gave me a hint into my Christmas present-. It couldn't be wrapped, it needed food and water. I went to bed so excited to be getting another dog. Christmas morning came, no sign of a gorgeous labrador sitting in a box with a bow around it, instead I got a bonsai tree! Of course, every seven year old would choose a miniature tree than a puppy, thanks mum!

When did you get your first doll?
I can't remember the age I was but I remember it being about 3 foot tall. Used to scare the crap out of the family on a daily basis- Looking back it was a bit like Child's Play, but a female Chucky doll.

When did you learn there was no Santa Claus?
When my older sister decided to be exceptionally cruel one day, I think I was about six.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was a typical kid. I wanted to be a teacher, vet, nurse but mostly an astronaut. I didn't quite reach my childhood ambition as it turns out I wasn't so hot at science.

If you could change one thing in your past, what might that be?
Not sure that I'd change anything, if my past was different I wouldn't be the person that I am today.

What are you most proud of?
That's easy, my two gorgeous boys!

What do you dislike most about yourself?
My inability to switch off- plus I can be a bit of a control freak.

Do you talk about religion or politics?
I'm not too hot on either to be honest.

When did you find out that life is not fair?
I think you find that fact out throughout your whole life, people are constantly facing troubles and obstacles but it's how you deal with situations that shape your future.

Do you believe in life after death? Good and evil? God?
No I don't necessarily believe in anything but I am a true believer of fate and that good things happen to good people.

Why are we here?
Because ma and pa didn't use protection.

How did you get into this business?
Well I think my school teachers would say it was my obsession with turning my school books into flip books. It was only at college and university that I managed to turn these into stop frame animations.

If you didn't work in the marketing world, what would you be doing?
I wouldn't know but I know it would definitely be working with people. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I can inhale a creme caramel in one go with no hands.

Do you have a pet?
Yes I have a German Shepherd and two cats. Love a household of pets.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I find that very tricky and am still trying to find that balance.

What keeps you up at night?
Two boys under 3, do I need to say any more? A lot keeps me up at night to be honest. I'm not very good at switching off so my brain doesn't get much of a rest.