A Day in the Life

Ryan Lofland

October 19, 2020

Can tell us about yourself and your role at Made Media?

I’m a Digital Producer at Made. I studied digital communications and history. I began at a non-profit radio station in Philly, worked for a digital agency for Spotify, and spent a couple of years working in television at CBS. 

What made you want to pursue your chosen career path and job role?

Have you ever heard that saying, “Your dream position might not exist yet”? I knew heading into digital communications that it would likely be the case for me. I loved art, culture, entertainment, but I wanted to follow the digital landscape the future was heading towards. Made brought the worlds together for me! It wasn’t so much of choosing as it was falling into what I was interested in and where I identified my skills.

What would you say are the main skills you need within your job role?

You need to listen, understand, and orchestrate solutions while communicating the responsibilities and timelines to all those involved. Preparedness, smart planning, and an ability to adapt because no day is the same!

What's your favourite thing about working at Made? (If anything) 

Oh, the people. 100%. The developers, the clients. No Sunday scaries when you see your friends on Mondays. 

What was the last play/film you went to see? 

A reshowing of Casablanca at the City Cinemas in East Village. 

What's your favourite movie quote? 

“Have fun storming the castle!”

What's your hidden talent or party trick? 

If someone has a harmonica on them, I can play the opening to “Piano Man” by Billy Joel.

If a new person was to join us at Made Media what advice would you give them?

We have our own vocabulary, language, systems. You’ll have so many questions and so many teammates that are so happy to answer.

Who would play you in the film or your life and why? 

Danny Devito, because he’s the right man for the job.