ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN LAMBERT
October 4, 2022
As a part of our Associate Spotlight series, we highlight colleagues from across the organization to learn more about them, their roles and their experiences at Centric Brands.
This month, we feature Morgann Lambert, Senior Manager, Graphic Artist, Character/Beauty. Morgann has been with the Company for more than ten years and is an active, dedicated member of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Can you tell us about your time at Centric Brands?
ML: I have been with the Company since 2009. I started as a freelancer. After two years, I worked my way into a full-time role as a design assistant working on t-shirts, then moved over to Women’s sleepwear. Before working at Centric, I had done some graphic art projects in school. As I started doing more art revisions, I increased my graphic abilities, which helped me land a position as a graphic artist. In 2021, I was promoted to Senior Graphic Designer.
What is your favorite work-related project you have worked on?
ML: I love working on any ladies Walmart collection because they change every season. As an artist, I have to figure out design and production needs, as well as understand the Walmart buyer and customer. You never really get a chance to be bored doing this job because each challenge is different. And there is no better feeling of accomplishment than going online or in-store to see how all your hard work has turned out!
Can you tell us what inspired you to join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee?
ML: When I heard that the Company wanted to give each of us more of a voice to express ourselves, I immediately wanted to be a part of that. An inclusive workplace is about listening to your employees when they tell you what they want and what they need. We should all have the opportunities to succeed no matter our race, gender, sexuality or age.
What is a way that you express your creativity?
ML: Every day that I wake up and put makeup on, I get to express my creativity. My face is a blank canvas that I decide for myself. I love being able to make changes to my makeup – even if it’s something that no one else notices. My makeup is about how I feel at that moment. It’s always great to have someone tell me they like my look, but at the same time, I have had people stare and shake their heads with disappointment, so I have learned that makeup is for my self-expression and never for others’ approval.