Know The Art: Interview with Callum Chambers

When you think of the recruiting industry, the word 'creative' or 'artistic' doesn't naturally jump out and punch you in the face.

But one small start-up in London is treading their own path and the creative side of the business is being driven by a young Australian, Callum Chambers.

Chambers is the Digital Communications Manager at start-up Sullivan & Stanley, where Chambers looks after storyboarding, filming and editing videos, designing websites and graphics, recording podcasts and churning content on their social accounts.

The most interesting part of Chambers role is how he is changing the way senior executives think about marketing themselves. "I also advise and coach senior executives on how to get noticed online and improve their digital presence. Definitely a jack of all trades, master of none type". Chambers said.

We caught up with Chambers in this week's edition of Know The Art.

Know The Art is Greenwood's weekly content series where we interview up and coming artists and creative folk of all disciplines.

Yourself in three words?

Passionate, effervescent, perceptive

Something you love, and something you fear?

Love: I love stories and the variety of ways you can tell them. For over 27,000 years, since the first cave paintings were discovered, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods, and they can be told anywhere; around a fire, in a book, at the pub. The ability to tell a good story is invaluable and how a narrative can engage and grip an individual has always inspired me.

Fear: Unfulfilled potential. I've been given a golden opportunity to succeed in life (however one measures success), so I'd prefer not to squander it.

If you could invite three people to dinner living or dead who would they be and why?3

Justin Trudeau, Kristen Wigg and David Attenborough (I don’t mind if he just talks the whole time).

Greatest mentor or influence?

My parents by far. With a guiding hand they allowed me to shape my own belief systems, gave me the awareness to realise how lucky I am, care for those who aren’t as fortunate and to challenge the status quo. Nobody has played a greater role in my life then those champions.

What are you working on at this moment?

I’m currently working on a video series for a very large old school financial company that are going through a massive transformation. The idea is to help bring everyone in the organisation on the journey through visual storytelling to galvanise them and make them feel apart of it- the change won't happen without the people that make up the company.

Last thought you wrote down?

"I learnt a new word today. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh). It’s a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special."