Trey Jackson: Web Developer
Why do you love what you do?
What started as a hobby became my passion. I wanted to learn more and faster. So went to New York to further my knowledge and push it as a career.
Make a prediction. In ten years we will all be able to….
…roll our computers up.
I have a pretty good set of carpentry skills and had a small wood furniture business for a little while.
Favorite source of inspiration?
The start-up community. It’s where my career started and is rooted and I follow a ton of sites and people that are at the forefront.
“I feel the need … the need for speed!”
Erin Albright: Graphic Designer
Erin is a recent graduate from Auburn University’s graphic design program. Her professional experience apart from Telegraph is limited to an internship and contract position at Compassion International. Prior to starting with Telegraph, Erin was an intern designer for the non-profit involving her in many different campaigns for the ministry as well as developing an eye for photo selection in design.
Why did you decide to do what you do?
I actually started off as an architecture major and switched to graphic design because I felt like it would give me more freedom and variety to create. Once entering the program at Auburn, I realized I loved developing brands for clients and being able to visually tell a story through design.
Favorite spot in Birmingham?
My favorite spots in Birmingham are probably Red Mountain or Oak Mountain. It’s hard to narrow down to just one.
Whom would you want as a dinner guest?
I would probably have dinner with Joanna Gaines. Joanna is the star of HGTV’s show fixer upper. I would love to have dinner with her to hear not only her vast creative wilds but also learn more about her story and family.
Any special, unusual skills?
Skeet shooting. I’ve got skills.
Favorite source of inspiration?
The Bible, hands down.
Tyler Davis: Director of Account Services
Tyler has spent his entire career on the sales and service side of the communications business. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Alabama. His experience covers a wide array of retail industries including financial, grocery, packaged goods, beverages and startups. He’s worked for a number of prestigious brands including Publix, Regions Bank, Iberia Bank and the Dallas Morning News.
Why do you do what you do?
I followed my passion. My experience has been hybrid. I love networking and building relationships and have a good eye for creative.
Go-to social media?
In ten years we will all be…?
Droning everywhere. To and from work, to restaurants, to other cities, etc.. – everywhere.
Choose your superpower. What is it and why?
Teleporting. Given that I love to travel, this would make life much easier if I could transport to my destination instantaneously.
What was your 15 minutes of fame?
3rd grade Franklin County Spelling Bee Champ
Kyle Humphrey: Graphic Designer
Kyle started with Telegraph in June. He boasts the most interesting career path to our door. His first job ever was as a welder at 15 years of age, which made him realize he wanted to work with his hands. His second job was with the Auburn University Airport, which taught him that sometimes the best jobs are the most random. His first design job was with a helmet manufacturer, which, he says, taught him that design can be applied literally and figuratively to just about anything. His first professional design job was with Slaughter Group, here in Birmingham, which taught him that he could learn from every experience, good or bad.
Why did you choose this business?
I have created things since I was a child, from LEGO creations that didn’t quite follow the instructions to mac ‘n’ cheese’s that used a few more ingredients. When it came to a profession, I knew I wanted to be involved in the creation of brands and ideas that I saw as fun and rewarding.
Quirkiest story related to you?
My grandfather’s given name was Tarzan. My grandmother wouldn’t marry him unless he legally changed his name, which he did, to T.O.
Last book you read?
The Martian. A very riveting tale of human survival. And just another reassuring piece of literature that proves I wouldn’t last 5 minutes into any space expedition.
You can have dinner with anyone. Who would it be?
David Attenborough. He has seen the world in a way very few people have, with stories I would imagine would inspire anyone. And you’d have a dinner with a David Attenborough narration.
Your favorite source of inspiration?
Blues music: Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bo Diddley, Robert Johnson