At Jessica Yarab-Watt’s home, King Leo rules the roost. The Fort Mill, South Carolina, native and King Leo moved to Charlotte a few years back when she joined CSM Production as a junior designer in September 2015. She’s passionate about selfies and coffee; while her colleagues refer to her as a “master of sauces.”
The Clemson University grad was recently promoted to designer and is building her portfolio including the 2017 NASCAR After The Lap design work.
So how did she land the job at CSM? Read on to find out how.
On Instagram, you often feature your favorite coffee. How do you like it prepared?
My favorite coffee drink, “Death by Caramel,” as it’s recently been dubbed by a Starbucks Barista, is packed with lots of sugar, extra cream, extra caramel flavor and a caramel drizzle to top it off.
If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?
I think I’d be cookie dough. At first glance, it just looks like vanilla, but when you start sifting through, you realize it’s full of cookie dough surprises. I’m full of surprises … you just have to really get to know me to uncover the
You are gifted at capturing the perfect “selfie”. What’s your secret?
It’s definitely harder than it looks. The secret is to find friends that don’t mind taking a million shots or friends that will do it but give you a hard time about it every step of the way.
Do you have any tattoos?
I have a roman numeral 4 on the back of my neck. It’s my lucky number.
Favorite place to vacation in North Carolina?
Wilmington, NC. It’s so pretty and my favorite TV show was filmed there. Every time I go it feels safe and like home.
“The world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it.”
What part of your first interview made a lasting impression on the Creative Services Team?
In my first interview, James asked me which super hero I would be and since I’m not really into super heroes I referenced an episode of One Tree Hill where the characters pretend to be super heroes. I knew that was a long shot, but James actually got the reference because he and his wife used to watch the show.
Favorite project so far?
I’d have to say my favorite project so far has been NASCAR After The Lap. It’s one of the biggest projects I’ve worked on so far, and I learned a lot from James because we worked on it together.
Why did you want to be a graphic designer?
When I was younger I used to love scrapbooking. I loved laying out the pages and all the fun designs you could create. As I got older, I took a few digital design classes in high school and loved it. It reminded me of the creativity I enjoyed from scrapbooking.
What question should we ask the next 10 questions participant?
What movie (or show) can you watch over and over again without ever getting tired of it?