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Meet the senior workflow coordinator

Ateliere Creative Technologies' Dimitra Pagoni reveals how she went from musical child prodigy to working in an industry that she says leaves her "fulfilled, satisfied and rewarded"

Dimitra Pagoni, senior workflow coordinator, Ateliere Creative Technologies 
Talk us through an average day in your role

I will normally start my day with analysing and routing new requests that have come during the previous night. By the time I finish my first cup of coffee I will have to sync with my colleagues making sure there are no impediments that will block our daily progress. Coordinating work between multiple locations is a core aspect of my daily work. By the time noon comes I will have already met with multiple people and continue tracking our workload volumes and by the end of the day I make sure productivity reports are on track.

How did you get started in the media industry?

By profession I am a piano teacher. Fun fact: at the age of 10 I got a scholarship to study in Germany as a piano virtuoso. I spent my early career years as a digital services support coordinator in one of the biggest communication companies in Greece. After moving to the Netherlands, the media industry naturally attracted me since I am also a big fan of films and more cultural things. After that I fell in love with the industry and that is the reason I have kept working for the media for more than 10 years now.

What training did you have before entering the industry?

My natural penchant for creativity led me to take a course for graphic designer early in my career. That helped me a lot in my work as a content operator as well as my own personal projects. 

Why do you enjoy working in the industry?

The opportunities for creativity and expression are limitless in the media industry. Being a music and film lover myself, I find this industry a perfect fit for me. At the same time I can interact with people that share the same interests with me and grow myself. 

What piece of advice would you offer someone looking to explore a role similar to yours?

Coordinating in the media industry will require all the multitasking skills anyone has. It will demand a high level of creativity, drive, and ambition, but at the end of the day it will make you feel fulfilled, satisfied and rewarded. Just go for it!