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Posted: 14th of December 2015 by Yasmin Shabankareh

Panda Q&A: Our creative panda Yasmin


For our next Panda Q&A, creative panda Yasmin takes the hot seat. Get to know more about her specialism, with some fun trivia thrown in for good measure...

What’s the best part about working your specialism at cranberry panda?

Getting to collaborate with and share ideas with some of the best creative minds in ecommerce – and watching how digital design is evolving for my clients and their teams

What’s your specialism top tip for the ecommerce industry?

Your portfolio (copy or design) is akin to Charlie Bucket’s Golden Ticket (!) – keep it updated, relevant and on brand. (You are your own brand as a digital creative!)

Tell us one fact someone might not know about you

I have competed at National level in Irish Dancing – Michael Flatley eat your heart out!

Your favourite piece of Panda trivia

So according to ancient Chinese legend, the panda was once an all-white bear. There was a panda cub being attacked by a leopard and a small girl tried to save the cub but was killed by the leopard instead. Pandas came to her funeral wearing armbands of black ashes as was tradition. As they wiped their eyes, hugged each other, and covered their ears to drown out the cries of grief, they smudged the black ashes, stained their fur black and since that day all pandas have carried these marks. 

If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?

Power Mimicry- so you can copy or absorb another person’s powers or skills. I could run as fast as Usain Bolt, sing like Beyoncé, and speak every language under the sun (and technically could steal other people’s super powers (!) so I could still fly/teleport/be invisible if I wanted.)

Your favourite karaoke song and why?

“Total Eclispse of The Heart” – especially trying to sing both the melody and the harmony at the same time. 

As our creative panda extraordinaire, Yasmin specialises in creative roles within ecommerce. From digital design to online content, she is the go to panda for all things creative! Why not connect with Yasmin on LinkedIn, if a creative ecommerce role calls to you?

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