Never in a million years would I consider myself Studio Manager material. The idea of keeping tabs on >20 projects at any given point freaked me out, and the added responsibility of keeping the whole studio running?!?
I remember watching my Traffic Manager back in my agency days and thought that only a special breed people could do this - those that were cool, calm, super-organised with a HUGE amount of brain capacity could do this job. Little did I know, with a little guidance, training, and some words of wisdom, I present you some of the tools that I use as a Studio Manager on a daily basis.
For some context, I work in-house at a London-based tech startup called Wonderbly
where we create beautiful personalised children's book and manage an in-house creative team of 8-12 pending on how busy it gets.