Employee Highlight: Ty Hayden

IN Agency Life

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.

Related Posts

  • 08.26.20
    Hirons promotes digital media buyer
  • 08.20.20
    Hirons adds senior-level media planner to digital team
  • 08.11.20
    Employee Highlight: Samantha Roll
  • 08.06.20
    Employee Highlight: Sunny King
view all posts
“Masters of integrated branding and community outreach.”
Lisa Harris
M.D. CEOEskenazi Health
“Highly effective TV and media buying - experts at lead generation.”
Tamela Grabb
Marketing ManagerGoodcents
“Delivers on business-to-business.”
Matt Maguire
“Hirons simply understands Indiana’s complex issues.”
Art Logsdon
Assistant CommissionerIndiana State Department of Health
“The TV spots are very effective. Hirons enhanced our branding tremendously. ”
Steve Kidwell
President & CEORiddell National Bank
“Hirons' Credit Freeze TV campaign cut through the clutter and got results.”
Staci Schneider
Chief of StaffIndiana Office of the Attorney General
“My go-to experts for strategic communication.”
Krista Sohm
Vice President of Marketing and CommunicationsMeritor
“Their branding work stands the test of time.”
Willie M. Reed, DVM, Ph.D.
DeanPurdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
“They build bridges between government and the private sector.”
Brandon Clifton
Deputy Secretary of State and Chief of StaffOffice of the Secretary of State
“Their ability to get to the heart of a brand is exciting.”
Bob Heuchan
President and CEOMutual Savings Bank
“Research based – results oriented. They get it.”
Rob McLin
President and CEOGood Samaritan Hospital
“Creative so beautiful I would hang it on my walls as art.”
Ernie Vargo
President and CEOEskenazi Health Foundation
“Amazing results every time.”
Lee Marchant
CEOGarden Villa
“Bold creative with strength in digital and social communications.”
Molly Deuberry Craft
Former Executive DirectorGreater Indianapolis Progress Committee
“Smart and effective.”
Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Connie LawsonIndiana Secretary of State, Office of Indiana Secretary of State
“At a critical time, Hirons hit the right notes.”
Jessica R. Di Santo
Director of CommunicationsIndianapolis Symphony Orchestra
“They ask good questions and have solid advice.”
Carol Wade
Marketing DirectorWatchfire
“In a word – bold.”
Mario Rodriguez
Executive DirectorIndianapolis Airport Authority
our clients

Let's connect!

We are always ready to start a conversation. Whether you are a returning client, new client or just wanting to learn more about Hirons, we are always ready to pick up the phone.