7 Quick Questions with Kirk Sporman

Textivia has grown into a passionate, diverse group of people, and we want to take you inside our team this year. Here and there, we’ll be posting an employee spotlight. We’ll ask a member of our Textivia team to answer seven quick questions to help you get to know us and see what we’re all about. Beyond being an email in your inbox or a message in your voicemail, we’re all fairly human. Enjoy.

Kirk’s title is Director of Production, but he actually wears a ton of undefinable hats. From overseeing production projects and launching websites to reviving the team around 3:30 every day with sarcastic jokes and being asked to fix an IT issue ten times an hour, he stays busy around here.

And yet, he was first to answer our seven quick questions.

Describe your job in one sentence.

My daily job is to make sure things get done as efficiently as possible, which includes development, management, and support. I’m an endpoint for a lot of things.

If a client was visiting Raleigh, what’s the one place you’d say they have to visit?

When someone visits Raleigh for the first time, I usually guide them downtown. There is no other city like Raleigh, especially in the spring or fall when you can sit outside and really enjoy the southern atmosphere.

What one tip would you give to clients for working with an agency?

There is only one way to be successful when working with an agency: trust your agency. You know your business better than we ever could, but we know ours just as well. I wish every client could trust that we’re looking out for their best interest at all times.

What are three things you can’t live without?

I’m a nerd at heart, so my computer is number one. Coffee is a close number two. Monster Energy is definitely third.

What’s your favorite kind of project to work on?

I like working on projects where the client trusts us to do our thing. That allows us to explore new ways of building sites, designing sites, and taking the not-so-traveled path to an amazing end product.

What’s a random piece of trivia about you that you’ve never used for this type of question?

My guilty pleasure movie is Steel Magnolias, and I cry when Julia Roberts dies every time.

Describe your life in one hashtag.