How Ruairí Tobin Finds Steadiness at Brafton

With a historical past of taking tales from their preliminary idea all over to the ultimate product, Ruairí Tobin isn’t any stranger to a problem. This has been clear since he joined the group 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

In terms of the lifetime of videographer, Ruairí Tobin, at Brafton, this story begins a bit of additional than you may assume — throughout the pond at Dublin Institute of Know-how (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 finished 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.” Should you’re a inventive skilled your self, there’s a very good probability you’ve finished 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 method to the group? Merely put, by way of the ability of Linkedin. 

After nearly 2 full years on the firm, he tells us, “it’s been nice.” He continued on to elucidate, “That is the primary absolutely 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 implies no two days are the identical.” 

A real storyteller at coronary heart, Ruairí has all the time loved the distinctive experiences that this type of profession and advertising and marketing work can provide. He tells us, “As a videographer, I’ve gotten to movie with some fantastic folks, and have gotten to go to locations I hadn’t had the possibility to earlier than.” Contemplating he’s solely lived in America for 4 years, Brafton offered the proper 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 uninteresting industrial parks on the outskirts of Dublin.” 

The superb alternatives for brand spanking new experiences and a change of surroundings are simply the guidelines of the iceberg for Ruairí. “That is one of the best 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 proper shot? You might say he’s a little bit of a renaissance man — doing a bit of little bit of every little thing he loves, every time he can. “I like sports activities, largely rugby and soccer. Though now, moderately than getting wholesome by taking part in, I get extra unhealthy by watching them whereas consuming a number of beers and consuming deep-fried meals.” Who can blame him? If watching your favourite group 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, then you definately may discover him taking part in music. “I 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 like annoying my spouse whereas we watch movies by geeking over modifying and digital camera methods,” he says. “And these days, I’ve simply cherished attending to bond with my son, who is nearly 4 months previous now. He’s one of the best.” 

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