Employee Highlight – Meghan Morse
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.
Meghan Morse – N-Vu
N-Vu provides photographers a full sales workflow including in-person sales, proofing galleries and mobile apps. They simplify and save photographers time by allowing one-click fulfillment directly from the invoice. The N-Vu production team supports these and other custom workflow features. They handle everything around the order workflow process. This includes managing the ordering software (ROES and Design-Vu), album design and custom workflow.
Meet Meghan Morse, our featured employee, a member of our N-Vu team! H&H and N-Vu are partner companies, supporting one another in many ways. One of Meghan’s big tasks is serving as a bridge between N-Vu and the physical fulfillment of the products through H&H Color Lab.
How long have you been at N-Vu?
I have been with N-Vu since October 2011—so just about eight years.
What is your position at N-Vu?
My title is “Production Associate,” though my job here is much more varied than that. I primarily handle order processing and quality control through N-Vu for all products, as well as oversee our design and image editing services. I also play a role in the development and maintenance of our ordering interfaces, especially ROES and DesignVu. I wear many hats, but I love the variety, and it gives me a really good understanding of what is going on across the company.
What do you really enjoy about your job?
I love seeing all the beautiful photography! I especially enjoy the design side of my job, where I get to work with the imagery – I am an artist myself, and it’s inspiring to work in such a creative industry and with creative people.
What did you do before working at N-Vu?
I managed a coffee bar. I actually started there as a barista when I was sixteen years old, and I love coffee so much that I stuck with it for about thirteen years. I was responsible for just about everything operational, including a small team of employees. I enjoyed being in charge, though I never cared much for the retail aspect of it… I think I was mostly there for the coffee! So I have to ask, what is your favorite coffee? A giant mug of strong French Roast with a bit of cream. No sugar, no flavors. It has to be french pressed, and heavy enough to chew!
What skills carried over from your previous position, into what you do now?
I’ve been very grateful to have worked in industries that I care about – I think this goes a long way when it comes to dedication to the job. From the get-go, I’ve taken pride in my work, was required to be a self-starter, take charge of the task at hand, and make sure the job gets done with quality and accuracy. Whether I’m making cappuccinos or getting albums into production on time, I do it with the same grit.
How do you work with your team, since so many of you work remotely?
Skype is big, and has really stuck. We also owe a big thanks to Google. We meet regularly as a team, and I am in touch with our customer service and development teams daily. It is so important to keep in close contact and always be available for each other. Communication is key in keeping up with what is going on across our company.
How long have you worked from home?
Since 2014 – so about five years. We have a very dedicated group of people who had been with the company for a long time, and when the east coast office was moved to Kansas City, many of us began working remotely. It was scary at first, but after five years, I think we’ve found our groove! Modern technology combined with being a web-based company has been a huge benefit in making it all work!
So tell me a little bit about your personal life.
I have been married 12 years, and we have three wonderful boys (10, 8, and 5) and six cats. They all keep me pretty busy, whether it be with homework, soccer practice, or good old family fun. Aside from that, I am an artist – I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. Primarily I draw and paint, though I enjoy all things creative and am a sucker for anything DYI.
Do you have any favorite trips that you have taken?
Every summer we take a trip to visit family and spend some time at the beach. Though we just love a staycation where we can spend quality time together at home and recover from the craziness of our lives!
What kind of food is your favorite to eat out?
I enjoy a good filet mignon, but a tasty seafood dish hits the spot too. Honestly though, I usually enjoy the appetizers most.
Tell me more about the artwork that you do.
When I was in college, I took a long time to sort out what I wanted to do – I tried out a variety of things and took many specialized courses – from basic drawing and painting, to printmaking, photography, sculpture and 3D arts…the list goes on, and I loved them all! I grew up in a generation that wasn’t computer trained (keyboarding was only an elective), so graphic design was tough to get into at first, but I knew times were changing and I had to get on board. In the end, I majored in illustration because it focused on storytelling through fine art, but also taught me to finish the project for digital output – this is where I learned Photoshop – the most valuable tool I know. I love doing ink and watercolor, but am not limited to that. I am constantly creating things for my home, whether it be with a paintbrush or power tools.
What are a few of your favorite movies?
We all like a good movie, but my vote on movie night is often outnumbered. I really enjoy a comedy, especially a romantic comedy, but my husband and boys are more the action/thriller type. We watch a lot of super hero movies! Lucky for them, I’ve never been much of a movie buff anyway, so I usually let them have the remote.