Published 26th April 2024

Studio Spotlight: Georgia Tucker - PA to CTO

This week, we're shining the spotlight on Georgia Tucker, who works in our technology team as PA to the Chief Technology Officer. Read on to learn more about Georgia's role, from research and development to event planning.

Tell us about your role at Aardman – describe a typical day:

Being the PA to the CTO, Steven Shapiro, I fortunately do not have a typical day. Working alongside Steven and the other department managers, I can be exposed to a variety of tasks and challenges. Currently, my focuses have revolved around upcoming conferences and events, vendor visits and being part of our amazing research and development taskforce.

How did you get into the industry?

Growing up in Bristol and having a love for the creative arts, I have always been in awe of Aardman. When I graduated from university, I started working in a recruitment agency. After being there for five years, I found myself wanting a new challenge and knew it had to be somewhere within the creative industry, and of course, it had to be Aardman!

What’s your all-time favourite project that you’ve been involved with and why?

It has to be an internal virtual production R&D project. I’m not sure if I can say much about it, but the team are an inspirational bunch of people building something that will take production workflows to another level. So... watch this space!

To date, what has been your biggest professional achievement?

There have been many achievements within my time of joining Aardman, but one that is personal to me is organising the Tech All Hands 23 event – solely. It was the first, of many, technology events, where all partners (60 of them!) within the department came together. Of course, a few challenges were faced, but I can say it was a great success.

What are your tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance?

Firstly, it’s about time management and prioritising your workload. It’s important not to push yourself to a point where you feel like you are drowning and taking your work home with you. And if you feel like you are, then there is no shame in reaching out and asking for help. 

Name three people who inspire you and why:

That’s difficult to answer – there have been many people throughout my life who have inspired me for different reasons. In recent times, the support unit I have around me has been a great inspiration and guide; they have inspired me to take up illustration again, tackle my mental health face on and not hide from it, and my self-confidence has never been better.

Who is your favourite Aardman character and why?

Morph is definitely my favourite character. My favourite programme growing up was SMart and I always looked forward to watching him and Chas’ chaoticness.