Employee Highlight: Ty Hayden

Read our Q&A with Hirons’ facilities coordinator Ty Hayden.

Ty Hayden
How did you become interested in design/advertising/PR/media/public affairs/marketing? How did you break into the industry and land your first job?

My wife, Emily, was working at Hirons already and came home one day saying that the administrative assistant was leaving. She said I should apply, so I sent in my resume and wound up starting the following week. Eventually, due to my propensity for leaving the front desk to move furniture, fix plumbing, change light bulbs and do light IT work, I was moved away from being the receptionist to become the Facilities Coordinator.

What would you consider the specializations/most important tools of the trade?

A car is pretty important when it comes to deliveries and drop-offs, but the tool I always find myself looking for is a good Philips-head screw driver.

What characteristics do you need to be successful in the industry?

Knowing my way around Indianapolis has been incredibly important for me.

Do you have any interesting hobbies/second jobs/bits of information that make you pop as an individual?

I am a huge game nerd, both traditional and video. I have attended GenCon 13 years in a row for the last 5, I have made either a costume or diorama to enter into the painting competitions. I earned a gold last year and a bronze this year.

When and where do you have your best ideas?

I never know when or where a good idea is going to happen, but I always carry pen and paper with me. I don’t get it down on paper as soon as possible, I will always forget it!

What has been the most exciting project that you’ve worked on at Hirons?

As the Hirons delivery driver and unofficial chauffeur, I get to have a bit of involvement with many of our clients. My favorite traditions at Hirons come during the holidays, deliveries during Christmas season make me somewhat of an office Santa.

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

I do a lot of odd jobs around the office, and I love being useful. I have gotten to participate in a lot of different projects and activities in my time here.