#WFH Diaries: Brianna Delphey of Planet Propaganda
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, we're checking in with the people in the creative industry to see how they're doing. Here, we catch up with Brianna Delphey of Planet Propaganda.
Give us a one-line bio of yourself.
Senior writer/sweatpant enthusiast.
Where are you living right now, and who's with you?
I'm in Madison, Wisconsin, with my 5-year-old son and 8-year-old cat.
What's your work situation like at the moment?
We were lucky to get a lot of shoots done early in the year. I'm reviewing edits remotely, concepting some brands' responses to COVID-19, and feeling grateful to be working.
Describe your socializing strategy.
Lots of texting and FaceTime, and the occasional virtual happy hour. It's actually not that different than usual because most of my friends are long-distance and I don't get out much.
How are you dealing with childcare?
What are you reading?
Catching up on some thrift store books that have been gathering on my shelves the last couple years. Currently reading an early Murakami, Dance Dance Dance. And like everyone else, I'm glued to coronavirus and Tiger King coverage.
What are you watching?
"The gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet" vs. "the Mother Teresa of cats."
What are you listening to?
Cartoons in the background and the Frozen 2 soundtrack. I'd be listening to Angel Olsen or Lana del Rey if it were up to me. But I'm not afraid to admit "Lost in the Woods" is a great song.
How are you staying fit?
Nothing too crazy. I'm taking walks and doing yoga, strength training, and cardio with The Mirror home gym thing. I chose the right year to buy that.
Have you taken up a hobby?
Epidemiology. That and my son discovered knock-knock jokes.
Any tips for getting necessities?
I haven't been doing great with that. But I hear that you can make hand sanitizer from Everclear.
An awkward moment since all this started.
My son interrupting an AR to ask me to open a granola bar.
Best work email you got since all this started.
It's a tie between an invite to a virtual Tiger King happy hour and a gift card for our client, Jersey Mike's.
An aha! moment since all this started.
Contactless delivery is amazing. We should keep it.
What's your theory on how this is going to play out?
Slowly? I'm starting to think about how I can make some sort of home office that isn't the kitchen table. I could see WFH becoming more of a norm after we all get good at this.