60 Seconds with The Mill Berlin’s Production & Office Assistant Stevie Sapiano

Thought July 31, 2020

Tell us about your role at The Mill, what do you do day to day?

My role at The Mill is very varied – mainly it’s a mixture of production, office management and marketing. From organising events to running our new social channels and assisting the production team, I love that no day is the same. Dealing with such a broad range of tasks has allowed me to gain an incredible amount of insight which I’m very grateful for.


How did you come to work at The Mill, what’s your background in?

My background is actually in fashion PR, so quite a different arena. I knew I wanted to move from London to Berlin and make the career move to advertising, so when the opportunity arose to join The Mill Berlin, I jumped at it. Despite the differences in industries, I’ve been able to translate a lot of skills from my previous jobs to my current role, and even connect the two which has been a lot of fun.


Talk us through your favorite project to come out of The Mill Berlin and why you’ve chosen it?

If I had to choose, it would be the video for Hot Chip ‘Positive’. It’s such a vibrant and fun film, but at the same time has a certain seriousness and depth that really draws the viewer in. Also, it has flying dolphins forming a heart – what’s not to love?


What’s the best thing you’ve worked on since joining The Mill?

It’s been amazing to be part of a new setup. Watching the office grow, welcoming in new talent and new clients has been really rewarding. It’s hard work, but when you’re surrounded by brilliant people everything becomes easier.


What’s been keeping you inspired and motivated this year?

What a year it’s been! I’ve taken inspiration from so much that’s going on globally and it’s been a very humbling yet empowering year. There is so much injustice in this world but we’ve seen that if we stick together, we can ignite change and support those who need it most.


If you could give one piece of career advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Don’t put so much pressure on yourself; what will be will be.

Be yourself, express yourself. You don’t have to conform. Always listen to those you love and respect. When people that don’t know you judge you, it means nothing – believe in yourself, trust your judgement and remember, we learn best when we’ve made a mistake!


You can get in touch with our Berlin studio at helloberlin@themill.com. Check out the credits for Hot Chip ‘Positive’ here.

Stevie Sapiano