Coming to your Front Room - Lizz Santos, Cut the Mustard, Re-thinking relationships
Wed 15 Jul, 2020 - 5:30pm
Lizz is not your usual creative.....
After graduating from university in the UK at the age of 22, Lizz took up the position of Set & Costume Designer in a foreign country not knowing anyone or without having any knowledge of the language. She spent 5 years at this position - Pori City Theatre in Finland - and excelled. She grew creatively taking on each challenge vigorously with passion and fervor to try everything she could to stretch not only her design talents but also her interpersonal skills and business acumen.
From 10 years working in Europe on the top stages in theatre and opera and her developing skills and passion for film and TV, she landed on the shores in New Zealand in 1999 to try her skills in the Southern Hemisphere. A stint on The Tribe Series 3 as an Art Director led her to designing various TVC's and music videos in Wellington and Auckland.
Her career took an interesting turn when Chris Parkin at the Museum Art Hotel asked her to design a themed event for him in 2002 and Cut the Mustard was born. This relationship continued when Chris asked her to design the interiors (foyer & downstairs toilets) a couple of years later.
The challenges of balancing her creative passion, staff, and an often demanding workload coupled with tight deadlines, has driven the company to be not only the oldest in Wellington but arguably the most successful. Her close relationships with her clients demands creativity, respect and trust and its success is clearly seen in the regular businesses that continue to use Cut the Mustard's services.
An avid networker, her contacts are vast in all areas of the corporate and private sector, she has a big personality and bags of experience in many areas which makes her diversity in all areas of both business and the creative field, remarkable.
Lizz will be speaking to us on re-thinking relationships - how she has worked with other industry experts who have previously been considered competition and how we as leaders and business owners can look at positively supporting our peers through a changing environment.
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