How We Spin: Miguel Cornelio, Director of Business Affairs and Operations | Spin Creative
How We Spin: Miguel Cornelio, Director of Business Affairs and Operations
Jul 2016 28

Seattle-based Miguel Cornelio has been a part of the Spin Creative team from the beginning, and has only positive stories to share about our agency. With a background in finance and customer service, our Director of Business Affairs and Operations also enjoys creative challenges through commercial and portrait photography. Discover a day in the life of the man who balances contracts with concerts, spreadsheets with snapshots, and paperwork with pictures.

Spin Creative (SC): How did you first discover Spin Creative and what made you decide to get involved?

Miguel Cornelio (MC): I’ve been with Spin Creative since the very beginning and it’s a company I really believe in. I love the way Matthew Billings [Spin Creative’s Executive Creative Director & Founding Principle] puts the client first and I just know that he and the Spin Creative team will deliver great quality work.

SC: As Director of Business Affairs & Operations, what does a typical day look like for you?

MC: A typical day for me is going over contracts and agreements to make sure all the vendors’ paperwork is filled out [and processed] correctly. I am in charge of the organization and coordination of Spin Creative’s procedures and resources, so my job requires me to be highly organized.

SC: Sounds like meticulous work that requires a lot of concentration! What is your favorite part of your job?

MC: I love everything I do because I love being organized!

SC: In addition to being Spin Creative’s Director of Business Affairs & Operations, you are also the resident photographer. How did you first become interested in photography?

MC: Back when I was in high school, I did an internship with the Seattle Times. It was pretty cool as a young kid to be able to go to concerts and photograph famous bands and also attend baseball games. I was even able to interview/photograph Lou Piniella (former Mariners Manager)!

SC: That’s amazing! With each of Spin Creative’s video shoots, you also have the opportunity to photograph some inspiring behind-the-scenes moments on set. What has been one of your favorite Spin Creative projects to-date and why?

MC: I love working with Treehouse. It’s rewarding to help such an amazing organization that supports foster kids in our community.

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