We love working with people who are passionate about what they do. Whether it's the suppliers we work with or the stores that carry our product, we are proud that everyone involved with La LOOP loves what they do.
We recently spent some time in New York at Vision Expo East with one of those passionate players, Az Art. Az is our sales rep in the UK and we had the chance to sit down and ask him a bit about himself
La LOOP: Az, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Az: I worked as a dispenser in practice for some 6-7 years and then left to study the visual arts between London and Venice. It was during my time in Venice that I started working in the arts and still continue to assist on various research projects today. For nearly twenty years I introduced eyewear, managed, designed and created store identities at the top-end of the optical industry. More recently, I set my own agency representing independent brands and of course La Loop which makes the perfect addition to eyewear.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Az: Check my emails in order to reply to Sydney before they head home and then bring my breakfast into bed and catch up with the world news.
LL: What is your favorite part of your job?
Az: Meeting people and sharing ideas.
LL: On a typical day, how many accounts do you see?
Az: I have “account days” and see 2-4 clients which can range from appointment or drop-ins.
LL: What are your favorite things to do in London?
Az: A tough one because there are so many things I love about London…The parks, art galleries, museums, theatre and the choice of food at any time of the day.
LL: Where are your favorite places to travel?
Az: Over the years I have spent a lot of time in Italy from studying and working in Venice to long lazy August summers with friends and family, and still love my time there.
LL: What celebrity would you love to see wearing a La LOOP?
Az: Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II – I am sure I could sell in two styles; pearls for day wear and diamonds for special occasions.
LL: How did you first start working with La LOOP?
Az: When I ordered La Loop to sell in store some 11-12 years ago.
LL: What is the last thing you do every day?
Az: Check my emails, in order not too lose a working day with LA and Sydney.
We are so glad that we are able to work with Az. Look out for more behind-the-scenes interviews with some the key players behind La LOOP!