#WFH Diaries: Claudia Marks of Getty Images

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, we're checking in with folks in the creative industry to see how they're doing. Here's an update from Claudia Marks, senior art director at Getty Images.

Give us a one-line bio of yourself.

Born and raised New Yorker, avid home cook, crafter and observer of the world.

Where are you living right now, and who's with you?

In the Bronx with my husband, teenage son and two cats.

What's your work situation like at the moment?

At my dining room table facing my window so I don't look like a zombie on Zoom. (Lighting remains vital.)

Describe your socializing strategy.

Cats, husband, child and everyone I can manage to get onto Zoom, Hangouts, Duo or Houseparty.

How are you dealing with childcare?

My son is 17 and has already told me to stop looking at him, but he sometimes needs hugs, which is nice. He's pretty self-sufficient.

What are you reading?


What are you watching?

King Tiger on Netflix, High Fidelity on Hulu, Picard … although I haven't had time for movies yet. I'd also like to rewatch The Sopranos.

What are you listening to?

Spotify—specifically my husband's "My Corona" playlist and DJ D-Nice's HomeSchool.

How are you staying fit?

I adapted my strength training routine for indoors with lighter weights and am also going on walks for a pretend commute.

Have you taken up a hobby?

Making masks out of quilting fabric!

Any tips for getting necessities?

Go early if you can and wear gloves and a mask, then wipe everything down when you get home.

An awkward moment since all this started.

Realizing my usual mostly black wardrobe makes me look like a part-time mime on every video call.

Best work email you got since all this started.

Our CEO telling us all to work from home before the city and state told everyone else to do the same.

An aha! moment since all this started.

I can actually be productive while at home.

What's your theory on how this is going to play out?

It will be longer than expected, but I think we will discover new ways to connect with each other and learn to really pay attention to each other as humans.

See the full #WFH Diaries series here.

Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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