Our Sidekick community is made up of people from all walks of life. Their backgrounds, their passions and their stories are part of what makes them so good at what they do. Julien works in the field of aviation, can play the oboe and knows his way around a camera. He has worked with Kath and Kim and takes pride in all that he does. See why he loves what he does.
Where were you working before you started Sidekicking?
I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts/ Photography and worked as a professional studio photographer all over Australia for 15 years. I have probably done over 50,000 photoshoots.
Tell us something unique about yourself?
I love rollerblading, skiing, diving and cooking but a unique fun fact is that I used to play the oboe back in the day and I was in the Queensland Youth Orchestra.
I also had the best experience working on Kath & Kim the TV series as a stills photographer in the Art Department!
What was your first Sidekicking gig?
Selling Samsonite luggage at the Airport.
Coolest thing you’ve done at Sidekicker?
My favourite job so far would have to be the Mould, A Cheese Festival just because the other Sidekicks and the event management staff were all really upbeat and supportive and the venue and event itself was so eclectic and boutique.
What was your first job?
McDonalds. The busiest one in Queensland in Queens Street Mall Brisbane and it was a great introduction to hard work, high volume efficiency, teamwork and super saturated fats.
What do you hope to do in the future?
My dream is to go back to Aviation to work as Cabin Crew again. I had a great 5 years at Virgin and I am in the process of applying for International in the short term. Watch this space!
What did you want to be when you were younger?
A Flight Attendant of course!
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to be a Sidekick?
Be yourself, believe in yourself and be professional. Take pride in your appearance and in your dealings with all people especially clients, customers and colleagues.
Work hard, join in and ask questions. “What else could I do now to impress this client and these customers?
Don’t give up. It will turn. Your time will come.
Why do you love what you do?
Because I feel like my integrity and work ethic are part of why I am getting selected for regular work that I can choose and there is a really diverse range of opportunities at Sidekicker. Thank You Sidekicker!