Inside the office: Resn
Wellington creative digital production company Resn’s old offices had ‘‘1970s veneer’’ built into them, co-founder and managing director Rik Campbell says. ‘‘And we were quite comfortable with that.’’
When it moved into its new space in Wakefield Street it decided to keep what it had and take it to another level, he says - hence the objets d’art and retro computer collection.
‘‘We like the idea of having lots of stuff around us, sort of quirky elements.
‘‘It’s kind of like a comfortable cave.’’
All Resn’s business is overseas, so it didn’t kit out its space with clients in mind, he says. ‘‘We don’t have the big silver letters on the wall, not everything’s all white, we’re not trying to look like we’re professional. Like, a lot of places seem to really really freak out about that.’’
Working for the advertising industry and with 75 per cent of its work in the US, Resn’s team of 15 often ends up working into the night, and the bunks were initially put in for that reason.
‘‘To be honest, they really just get used for weekends if people go out drinking,’’ Campbell says.
Resn also now has an Amsterdam office, set up to service European clients - ‘‘it’s very hard to be appealing to clients when you’re not in their daylight hours’’ - and to retain young Resn employees when the time comes to do their OE.
There are eight people in the Amsterdam branch, a mixture of new staff and a steady stream of existing Resn folk who spend time there, he says.