Employee Highlight – Mathew Gibson
We are proud of our employees and the pride and care they take producing your orders and want to share their stories with you.
Each month we highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better.
Mathew Gibson – Digital Press Department
Our digital press department at H&H Color Lab is an anchor for our business. Staff work closely with other departments to ensure that your products are of the highest quality and completed on time.
We would like for you to meet Mathew Gibson! He works as a Press Operator on the Press Production Team. This position operates the digital presses that produce all press products for Schools, Sports, and Portrait such as school flyers, trader cards, coffee table books and greeting cards.
Q: How long have you been with H&H Color Lab?
I have been working at the lab since 2010, so roughly 9 years. I have been a in the Digital Press department since August 2018. Prior to that I worked in the Maintenance Department.
Q: What types of projects do you work on?
I work on Pre-Pay Flyers, two-sided variables, 36-up stickers and 6-up stickers. I work with the Xerox printers, and just completed training on the HP high definition printers. I liked working with the HP printing, since the images that come through on those are generally for albums, so they are really beautiful images.
Q: What is it about your job that you like most?
I like the printing aspect of it, getting to see all of the images that come through the lab. It’s really interesting.
Q: How big is the staff/team that you work with?
During the busy season, there are a couple of us on the night shift. During the slower season, it’s just me.
Q: I think the night shift would be tough! What is it that you like about it?
I have worked the night shift for many years, so I’m used to it. I actually like it, because when I wake up, it feels like I am getting to sleep in!
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I do American Kenpo. I am currently working towards my second degree black belt. When I first started doing this, I would go 5 times a week, but now I go about three times a week. It is a very long process to get your black belt. I think the thing I like about martial arts, is that the lessons you learn translate over to your regular life too; discipline, courage, perseverance and self-confidence. Those are all things I have learned through my martial arts practice.
Q: Do you like to travel?
I was given an opportunity through my church to go to Amsterdam for five days. It was amazing. I got to see the Anne Frank museum and to see a castle too. It was really something to see one in real life! My bucket list also includes traveling to Japan and China. Japan is the birthplace of Karate, and China is the birthplace of Kung Fu. I would also love to see the Great Wall of China.