The People of ONF is a content series that showcases the interesting, creative and all-round cool people that make up oneninefive.
Let’s get to know Julie..
What’s your name? Julie Price
When did you join ONF? November 2020
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at ONF? I was surprised by the enormous can-do attitude of everyone that works here and the ambition to get things done to drive things forward. Actually, they could be bots, I’ve never met most of them!
What led you to this industry? I wanted to move to London and media sales sounded like fun. I responded to a recruitment consultant ad in The Guardian and landed my first job and never looked back. I’m from Preston and remember my mum being shocked when I said I was renewing my annual tube pass as she thought I’d be back. That was 26 years ago!
What’s your hobby or passion project outside of work? Art though I don’t do enough of it. My creativity has generally been focussed around my kids – making costumes, doing school projects with them. I’m getting back into it, but slowly.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day? To walk along the river with one of the kids or to cook with my husband with an open bottle of red and loud music playing.
What did you want to be when you were younger? A book publisher – I did an English Lit degree and was a voracious reader through uni.
How are you finding the work from anywhere lifestyle? Starting a new job remotely isn’t ideal – the little questions you need an answer to become bigger deals in terms of interrupting other people and that can be a challenge for all – however patient they are (and they are!). I love the commute but would love even more to meet the people I see on screen everyday. I don’t have the best desk set up so can’t wait for a bit more space, but I do enjoy seeing my kids for lunch every day.
What trend do you hope makes a comeback? Having fun with my friends and family – I remember it from years ago but it seems to have gone out of fashion.
What’s a trip that changed you, and why? A ski holiday in Sweden around 4 years ago. I thought I’d left it too late to ever give skiing a go and we have 3 kids so that’s pretty expensive, but a good friend has a place and we’ve been going every year since. It taught me that a) I actually do like the cold and February has gone from my least favourite to my favourite month and b) being an OK ice skater means nothing on a ski slope. My kids despair when I wipe another family out, but hey – I’m still learning.
Quick Fire Q’s
What are you watching on Netflix right now? Mindhunter. I’m a bit late to the party on this one but it’s good. I realised a couple of nights ago that the main character plays King George in Hamilton and I can’t quite look at him in the same way, but he is incredible.
What’s one song that you’re embarrassed to admit you like? Never Enough – from The Greatest Showman. If you close your eyes when I belt that one out, you’d think she was in the room with you.
What’s one song that isn’t played enough? Sunday Candy – Chance the Rapper – heard it last night for the first time in ages and it really isn’t played enough and always makes me happy!
Sand or Snow? Which would you prefer to holiday? Snow if you ask me now, sand if you ask me in July. Sand is probably safer, and nothing nicer than a cold beer, a sun lounger and an afternoon of people watching.
One meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Thai green curry, without a doubt.
How do you like your eggs? Dippy (with soldiers).