Meet the Team: Matt

Name & Title: 

Matt Brassington, Head of Creative.

When did you start at Beforeyouspeak? 

January 2019.

What is your favourite thing about working for Beforeyouspeak? 

The team — I love being surrounded by talented and passionate people. (Closely followed by the warehouse/fun-factory setup and Harro’s burgers).

What is your go-to BYS Coffee order? 

Iced OG has been my fave from Day 1.

What is your favourite pump-up jam? 

Kendrick Lamar — DNA.

What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?

Best:​ Focus on making 1% gains & improvements — they stack up quickly (Atomic Habits by James Clear).

Worst:​ “Follow your passion.” It sounds great, but (in my experience) passion isn’t something you’re born with; it’s something that develops & changes. It should beDevelop your passion”.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I’m a Morris Dancer (Google it).

It’s Friday night, what’s your plans?

Partying hard​ Burger from H​ello Harry​ + a good IPA + Netflix doco + Sofa...

The first place you’ll be travelling to post COVID?

Not very exotic, but probably back to the UK to see my family.

What movie could you watch over and over? 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (I reckon Scarlett’s put the same).

Fave cocktail?

BYS Espresso Martini.

What can’t you stop listening to at the moment? 

Currently loving Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn. Chilled British beats, perfect for workflow.

What is one saying you like to live by? 

‘Many a false step was made by standing still’.