For the few of you who may not know, Margery Winter is the creative director at Berroco. After years of a mentor/student relationship, we now work as parts of a team here at Berroco. Margery writes about another very important member of our team:
Deana Gavioli keeps the design department running like a top. Her responsibilities range from assisting our art director, gathering and updating all information for our website, proofing all stages of Knitbits, monitoring firstname.lastname@example.org, creating and trafficking trunk shows, editing all written pieces generated by this department, tagging and labeling all samples, acting as the liaison between designers and sample knitters, managing all production of store models, processing invoices. Deana is our clearing house of facts and keeper of information. She works at her desk and computer everyday, calmly coordinating all packages to and from the sample knitters so that Norah and I can maintain our rigorous design and photography schedule. With her finger on the pulse of our department, she calmly goes about her business quietly making sure that all runs as smoothly as possible while at the same time our dear Deana, beautiful inside and out will not allow a single Knitbits to be released until every ”t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted. Often I wonder how Deana can remain so calm and so steady. I have worked with her for many years and I continue to be in awe of her endless reserve of patience. Thanks so much Deana. We can’t do it without you!
Photography courtesty of Photo by Cregg Annarino Photography (Deana’s talented brother)