Natalie Eisele brings a background as a project manager to her role as Well Done’s newest account coordinator. But it’s her experience in food service and events that she thinks will give her the calm confidence she needs to juggle multiple agency clients with ease. To learn more about the skills this multitasker brings to her role at Well Done, we sat down for an interview.
Q: Natalie, tell us a little about yourself.
A: I grew up on the west side of Indianapolis, and then I attended IU to study journalism and marketing. After college, I worked for a consulting company for a couple years as a project manager. Then, I worked for two restaurants—Rick’s Boatyard and The Melting Pot. I ran the social media accounts for Rick’s for a few years, and they later offered me a full-time position doing marketing and events. I loved it.
Q: What’s the best thing to eat at Rick’s Boatyard?
A: My favorite was the Creole Crab Filet—a filet mignon topped with a crab cake and shrimp etouffee. And the creme brulee for dessert.
Q: What led you to Well Done Marketing?
A: In each of my past jobs, I had to be very organized and jump all over the place during my day depending on what was needed, but I enjoy that. It keeps things interesting and will be similar to working with several clients at Well Done. I always wanted to work for an agency—it’s what I pictured myself doing when I was in college, so I’m thrilled to be here.
Q: What excites you about working in an agency?
A: I’m looking forward to working with a variety of clients in a range of industries. I guess I enjoy the initial learning and discovery phase, and then the brainstorming that stems from that about what is ultimately going to be the best solution for the client.
Q: What do you do in your free time, Natalie?
A: Outside of work, I like trying new restaurants, baking, hiking and just being outside with my dog. We spend lots of hours on the porch. I also love traveling. I have several friends who have moved around the country, and it’s been fun to visit them and explore their new homes.
Q: What organizational skills will you use to keep the creative team hitting their deliverables on time?
A: I’ll be shadowing each person in the accounts department as part of my training, so I’ll get to see how everyone works. That will be a good opportunity to get to know the creative team as well and understand their individual preferences, so I can try to meet them there. I also think having a good, detailed timeline and over communicating will be really important for me.
Q: What else should we know about you?
A: When I was younger, I read a lot of books. If the book was really good and something that interested me, I would finish it in a day or two. Sometimes I’d stay up half the night or try to read behind my textbooks in class. I don’t have the same amount of free time, but when I start a new book, it’s the same method. Once I’m hooked, I just have to know what happens next.
Q: What book should we binge right now?
A: A friend recommended The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo to me recently. It’s set to be turned into a Netflix film, so I’m looking forward to that.
Your love of words and strong organizational skills will find a home at Well Done, Natalie. Welcome to the team!