How Ruairí Tobin Finds Steadiness at Brafton

With a historical past of taking tales from their preliminary idea right through to the ultimate product, Ruairí Tobin is not any stranger to a problem. This has been clear since he joined the workforce right here at Brafton. However, how did all of it start for this advertising and marketing skilled? We spoke with Ruairí to listen to extra about what introduced him right here and what his time on the firm has been like thus far. 

Ruairí From Scratch

With regards to the lifetime of videographer, Ruairí Tobin, at Brafton, this story begins a little bit additional than you would possibly assume — throughout the pond at Dublin Institute of Expertise (now Technological College Dublin). His time in Eire awarded him a bachelor’s diploma in Movie & Broadcasting, which “only a few employers cared about as soon as I moved to the States,” he tells us. 

Fortunately, his abilities have performed the speaking for him through the years. 

Beginning a Profession within the States

As Ruairí stepped into the skilled world, he defined his life, in a nutshell, like this: “20% freelance, 20% bartending, 60% despair.” In the event you’re a inventive skilled your self, there’s a superb likelihood you’ve performed this math earlier than. However quick ahead a number of years, and that’s when Ruairí turned in his freelance life for a full-time profession as a videographer at Brafton. 

How’d he discover his technique to the workforce? Merely put, via the ability of Linkedin. 

After virtually 2 full years on the firm, he tells us, “it’s been nice.” He continued on to clarify, “That is the primary totally distant job I’ve had in my profession, and I actually benefit from the work-life stability that it affords — and the fast-paced nature of the work which suggests no two days are the identical.” 

A real storyteller at coronary heart, Ruairí has at all times loved the distinctive experiences that this sort of profession and advertising and marketing work can provide. He tells us, “As a videographer, I’ve gotten to movie with some great individuals, and have gotten to go to locations I hadn’t had the prospect to earlier than.” Contemplating he’s solely lived in America for 4 years, Brafton introduced the right alternative to discover the nation additional — and thru a distinct lens, to say the least. “My first work journey with Brafton was to Las Vegas, which was a pleasant change from what I used to be used to — largely boring industrial parks on the outskirts of Dublin.” 

The superb alternatives for brand new experiences and a change of surroundings are simply the guidelines of the iceberg for Ruairí. “That is the perfect work-life stability I’ve had in my profession,” he explains to us. And this concord has been extra essential than ever for him: In additional private information, “this previous yr, my spouse gave delivery to our first baby, Aiden,” he says. 

Making Room for What Issues

So, what’s life like for Ruairí when he’s not capturing the right shot? You may say he’s a little bit of a renaissance man — doing a little bit little bit of all the things he loves, every time he can. “I really like sports activities, largely rugby and soccer. Though now, somewhat than getting wholesome by enjoying, I get extra unhealthy by watching them whereas ingesting a number of beers and consuming deep-fried meals.” Who can blame him? If watching your favourite workforce isn’t an excuse to eat and drink no matter you need, then I don’t know what’s!

If he’s not watching the sport, you then would possibly discover him enjoying music. “I really like music, I play guitar and bass,” he explains, even letting us know that he’s “been in a number of bands” in his day — although it’s been a number of years for him at this level. However, on the finish of the day, it’s all about household for Ruairí. “I really like annoying my spouse whereas we watch movies by geeking over enhancing and digital camera methods,” he says. “And recently, I’ve simply beloved attending to bond with my son, who is nearly 4 months previous now. He’s the perfect.” 

Ruairí continues to serve the Brafton workforce as a talented videographer and artistic storyteller, efficiently assembly the wants of quite a few purchasers since his begin right here — all whereas sustaining a transparent deal with his household and life outdoors of the digital workplace. We’re grateful for his contributions and may’t wait to see the place the experience of this household man takes us!