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web development manager

Kevin Hand

As an artist at heart and an amateur engineer, web development manager Kevin knows what it takes to build a website that looks great and delivers winning outcomes for clients.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

To paraphrase my father: “It’s not your driving I am worried about. It’s everyone else’s. Just prepare for people to do something stupid and plan accordingly.”

And not really advice, but a scene from the movie Charlie Wilson’s War:

“Have you heard the story about the Zen Master and the Little Boy?! …The boy’s father bought him a horse for his 14th birthday, and everyone in the village said, ‘Isn’t that wonderful, the boy got a horse?’ and the Zen Master said, ‘We’ll see.’

A couple of years later, the boy fell from his horse, badly breaking his leg and everyone in the village said, ‘How awful, he won’t be able to walk properly.’  The Zen Master said, ‘We’ll see.’ Then, a war broke out, and all the young men had to go and fight, but this young man couldn’t because his leg was still messed up, and everyone said, ‘How wonderful!’  The Zen Master said, ‘We’ll see.’”

If you had to switch AW teams for one week, which department would you work in?

Studio. I am an artist at heart, but if I could go back in time, I would have mastered science and math and gone into engineering.

What is your favorite thing about advertising?

The creativity that gets put into every project. Discovering new problems, solutions, technologies and ways of thinking. You can always build a better mousetrap.

What’s the best idea you’ve ever had?

And down the rabbit hole we go… A waste-to-base element system with a vertical farming CO2 scrubber powered by hydrogen fuel cells and renewables with CO2 battery energy storage. A fully circular system with only food, energy, and RAW materials as byproducts.  I have been obsessed with this idea for years! Can you tell?

Re-name Austin Williams with two other “A W” words.

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