Staff in the spotlight- Week 2!

Aug 05, 2013

 

This is the second installment of our "Staff in the Spotlight" series so you can get to know all of us!  

 To learn more about our Licensing Director, Matt Appelman, check out his uncensored answers to our questionnaire below.  

 

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire 

 

1.   

Name:  Matt “the closer” Appelman 

 

2.   

Title at ALI:  Licensing Guru (a.k.a. Licensing Director)  

 

3.   

What does your job require you to do?  I discover great artwork and expose it to the world, ultimately developing a brand.  

 

4.   

What is your favorite type of art? Dean Russo  

 

5.   

What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)? Surtex.  

 

6.   

What ALI artists do you think are artists to watch (choose 4)? Dean Russo, Anderson Design, Dan Monteavaro, Moises Levy  

 

7.   

Where did you grow up?  Vermont 

 

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What is your family like? My boss and the H.R. director!  

 

9.   

What do you do in your free time? Garden, hike, and spend time with my family.  

 

10.                 

What is your favorite TV show? Arrested Development 

 

11.                 

What is your favorite band? DAFT PUNK 

 

12.                 

What is your favorite book? What is a book? 

 

13.                 

What is your favorite food? Sushi 

  

14.                 

If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go?  That really big warehouse in the end of “Indiana Jones.” I would open those crates. I always wanted to know what was in there!   

 

15.                 

What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share? Boxers or briefs…neither! ;) 

Posted by: syrenam

Staff in the Spotlight- Week 1!

Jul 29, 2013

Have you ever been curious about who you are working with here at ALI? Do you want to match a face to the e-mail address? We know you do... 

This is the first installment of our "Staff in the Spotlight" series so you can get to know all of us!  

 Want to learn more about our CEO, Jack Appelman? Having been in "the business" for nearly 30 years he is well known in the art world and he has the best stories about the industry! Check out his uncensored answers to our questionnaire below.  

Staff Spotlight Questionnaire 

  

1.    Name: Jack Appelman 

 2.    Title at ALI:  CEO 

 3.    What does your job require you to do?  I coordinate “the troops,” recruit talent, and make sure we are very competitive.   

4.    What is your favorite genre of art/What kind of art inspires you? Photo Realism is my favorite. Abstract like Jackson Pollock inspires me. 

5.    What is your favorite trade show to attend? (Or what trade show would you like to attend)? Surtex is my favorite- it does really well for us. I would like to attend the licensing show in China because the market is going there!  

6.    What ALI artists do you think are artists to follow (choose 4)? Fiona Stokes-Gilbert, Color Bakery, Anderson Design, and Brian Rubenacker.   

7.    Where did you grow up?  Queens, NY 

8.    What is your family like? All grown up! I have 3 boys and 1 girl…1 grandchild and one on the way!  

 9.    What do you do in your free time? Garden, woodwork, play tennis, and read.

 10. What is your favorite movie/TV show? Favorite movie= Apocalypse Now. Favorite TV show= Duck Dynasty or Big Bang Theory  

 11. What is your favorite song? “Someone like you” by Adelle

 12. What is your favorite book? “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson

 13. What is your favorite food? Lobster 

14. If you could visit 1 place on Earth for 24 hours, where would you go? Tangier/Moraco 

  15. What is a personal tidbit of info you would like to share? I am a very shy person and I prefer to be with my family/wife to just relax!

 

  

Posted by: syrenam

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