I’ve had the honor of working with Praise throughout my tenure at LEVEL Studios. I was constantly impressed with the quality, dedication and capability she’d shown in her role as creative production studio manager. More often than not, in a leadership position you can only be as good as the team you have surrounding you, and Praise and her team were always at the ready; willing to offer creative solutions and support to what ever challenges seemed to come our way. As she lead the production department, she would constantly keep an eye toward delivery, maintaining her composure, positivity, attention to detail and the morale of her team, even in the face of deadline pressures, technology challenges, or anything else, we (or the client) would throw in front of her.
I met Praise a few years ago as a partner in staffing for my team. She was instrumental in finding, evaluating and hiring amazing talent that served our needs extremely well. Previous to Praise’s involvement, we did not see nearly the same return in quality candidates. I believe the difference that she brought is her deep understanding of creating artwork. One of the most important parts of evaluating talent is understanding technical requirements. We kicked off the recruiting process with going over specific skills and expertise that we require as members of the group. Praise was able to fully understand what we were looking for and she set out to find the needed artists.A factor that is difficult to read within anyone’s resume is whether or not they are truly a quality person. By this I mean someone who is positive in attitude, easy to work with and hard working at that. Praise fits this description fully. She is dedicated and thoughtful with the work she takes part in and the people she is surrounded by. I wish that I was able to work more directly with her more often, and I highly recommend Praise to anyone who is considering her as a candidate.
I worked with Praise for 2 years while at Level-Studios. I was a Senior Production Artist while Praise was my manager.Honestly, I loved being around Praise the minute I stepped into my interview with her. She has a positive attitude that can’t be matched and passion for details that never failed to impress me while we worked together.Praise was wonderfully supportive during my transition into the role and tracked down any information she couldn’t provide off the top of her head. I absolutely loved that she cc’d me on these emails because I learned a lot from her tact, how succinct she was, and her pleasant demeanor even in difficult situations.As a manager Praise always had helpful and constructive feedback, and was very supportive in helping me find new ways to grow and contribute to the team. It really felt like we were always on the same side, but without losing the professional line between our job functions. I honestly don’t know how she did it.As a designer, Praise often found creative ways to spread her wings and encouraged her team to do the same. She participated in various calls for artwork at Level and also assisted with speaking events that Level attended. When work was slow, she found creative projects to work on that supported the company, including company emails, social media marketing, and the Level keynote template design.Praise is a reliable manager who is worth her weight in gold. I highly recommend her for any leadership position in the creative field.
Praise is the type of manager you hope to have in any work situation. She is proactive, transparent and willing to go the extra mile to get you the assets needed to be successful in your projects and career. I would highly recommend her without a single moment of hesitation. She would be a huge asset to any team and her team would succeed with her at the helm. She is a great person in general and her style would mesh well with others.We’ve worked on many projects together while at Level Studios. And through all the deliverables, each were met with the highest quality produced as well as earlier than the expected time. Her readiness and willingness to get the attention to details is what inspires confidence in having her as your teammate.
With her thorough professional knowledge and genuine care for people, Praise is an empowering manager to work for. She is an expert at anticipating issues and being prepared with needed answers. From my first recruitment call onward she made herself available and approachable. I would happily work with her again in the future.
Working with Praise is an absolute pleasure. The respect and concern she displays for the team is unparalleled, as well as her professional approach and knowledge of the studio. I can honestly say few managers operate on such a level of professionalism while being such a joy to work with!
Praise is a real professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. She built a fantastic rapport with our team and always delivered the perfect solution to move forward. A highly composed and level headed manager.
Praise is a wonderful human being. As a manager, she is truly exemplary. She can handle any challenging scenario with grace, aplomb, and sturdy leadership. Her positivity and the confidence she placed in both myself and my co-workers helped inspire and motivate us to become one of the best production teams in the industry.Praise always finds time for you, regardless of how busy her schedule may be. She cares for her co-workers, and is utterly helpful and encouraging, no matter the issue at hand. She helped foster a real sense of family within the company. That “company family” idea is tossed around a lot in Silicon Valley, but it’s often a hollow bullet-point on a recruitment email. By sheer force of leadership, delightful personality, and selflessness, Praise makes that bullet-point ring true.I truly enjoyed working with Praise. I have the utmost confidence that she will continue to do great things!”
Where to start; it’s rare to meet someone as unique as Praise. I could have never hoped to work together with someone as passionate, dedicated, supportive and motivating as her. Her unrelenting support, especially in difficult times, both work related and regarding personal matters, she was the one who always found the time to help and ensure things went smoothly; all of which made me feel valued as an employee and part of the company family. Most importantly, Praise wasn’t just a manager or supervisor for me - she became a close friend and mentor as well. That very empowering character of hers is what got me to where I am today; for which I am very grateful for. As such it’d be an honor to work with her again. Thank you for everything you’ve done Praise.
Every company should have a stellar, light hearted, productive & trustworthy manager. Praise is that manager for me at Resto. Her project forecasts helped the workflow for our department, so that we never entered any risk management status. She had no qualms about rolling up her sleeves to help in the nuances so that the tough would get going. There was also this fantastic preservation of work/life balance that helped keep ‘the bees’ happy & efficient. Thank you, Praise for helping make me a happy bee.
I worked with Praise over the course of several years while onsite at Restoration Hardware, and I always found our interactions to be thorough and meaningful. Her ability to pull information from multiple creative sources within cross functional departments, keep an impressive historical project knowledge within her memory, and organize pertinent creative direction to support our team helped with the overall success of our projects together. I appreciated her upbeat, professional, yet grounded personality, and absolutely look forward to the next time we cross career paths and work together again!
In the three years I’ve had the pleasure of working with Praise, I’ve come to know her as an indomitable spirit; a source of boundless energy and tireless dedication to surmounting whatever challenge is before her. Her naturally gregarious and affable personality allows her to become a trusted party in all the circles she inhabits; a valuable tool for building bridges where none otherwise exist. Praise’s ability to bridge those gaps between disparate departments was critical to my department’s success, in that she parsed and translated intel into language Web Retouching could understand. Without that interpreter, we would have spent far more time researching and investigating requests than actually producing images.Praise is a rare gem; whip-smart, yet aware of the humility and nuances of behavior and language required in negotiating complicated corporate political landscapes. She possesses an agile mind capable of managing scores of projects simultaneously, and the energy to be able to deliver on them all. I have every confidence in her, and a well of respect for her.
What any manager hopes for is someone on their team that creates certainty in their accountabilities. I always had the experience that Praise had full control over her tasks, even when, at times, they seemed insurmountable. She always had a positive outlook, bringing humor and grace to her everyday being in the world, and I could always count on her to communicate clearly and openly when things were not working. Praise was a joy to work with!
Praise is a great manager who is inspiring and great to work with. Praise exhibits strong interpersonal skills and a unique capacity for empathy. These qualities most notably translate in her ability to motivate a team to care about its project and be invested in the project’s success. Praise is the go-to person for problem solving; when challenging questions arise, she steps in to induce compromise. Praise’s positive attitude and the respect she gives others makes Praise a unique person, a joy to have on ones team