by Madeleine Baud
30 November 2017
Meet Emily Coyle, our office administrator.
Who are you?
Em! I'm a light-hearted, carefree Brit living a sunnier life down under.
What do you do at Liquorice?
My official job title is Office Administrator, handling internal communication, keeping the studio’s day-to-day activities running as smoothly as possible and attempting to regulate my colleague's coffee intake. However, in times of need, I also offer up my skills as the official studio handywoman. I have to put that architecture degree to use somewhere, right?
How did you get here?
Initially, Melbourne was just a stop on the map of my travels. I met Scott through a friend and came on board on a short-term basis before continuing on my way. One year on and I can’t seem to leave!
What’s the best thing about working at Liquorice?
Probably Cotton, Shane's dog.
Just kidding, it’s definitely the people. It’s like having a big family around you every day, with the perfect balance between work and play, colleagues and friends.
The unique colonial building is also a delight to work in. Recently, Scott (Bonanno, Managing Director) and I took it upon ourselves to renovate the studio above us for the Dokio offices. It was great to be able to use my previous experience in design and architecture and pay homage to the beauty of the building by keeping the design minimal and exposing key characteristic features within the building.
If you want to read a little more about the history of the building, see our previous blog post.
If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?
I’d love to have a secret, amazing skill that no-one would ever expect, disconnected from any of my usual hobbies. Something like aerobatics or wing walking.
For something substantially more achievable, I’d be keen to enrol in a sculpture or pottery course.
Where do you find inspiration?
EVERYWHERE. Anywhere. Literally. I ate a really great meal the other day and that’s inspired me to start writing a children’s book about sausages and feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Tell us something we don’t know about you?
I can lick my own elbow. Nothing is impossible!