We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryce Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryce, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Paperlyte would not have the success it has today without the amazing team members we have been able to grow with. We’ve been right in choosing people to create a refreshing group to work together with. That sounds generic but it is truly the most important factor behind our success. We choose people to work with who are passionate about delivering a good job, not just checking into work each day. We all choose this path as a career and we should enjoy it as part of our life because it is a big part of our everyday. Finding the right balance with all things in life is important and we take this perspective in how we operate as company to keep employees passionate about the work they while also flexibility to grow as an individual.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I wouldn’t say getting here was easy. It took a long time looking back but in the moment it felt natural. I have never been a big fan of setting long term goals. It feels restrictive. I typically try to maximize any situation or project I am involved in which sometimes creates more obstacles to overcome. Ultimately that creates a better outcome on the project. During college I became accustomed to working LATE and sleeping for 6 hours a night. All of that time grinding day after day is how I was able to overcome most challenges. When a mistake was made, I stayed up and fixed it. If I was behind, I stayed up and fixed it. Take advantage of your younger years because this is a lot harder to do as you get older.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh I love doing this. Dallas can appear very mediocre on the surface but there are a lot of places doing some amazing things in the city. From bartenders to chefs and ramen cooks, there are some very special people in Dallas doing great things. I will give a list of my top places that you should try to really get a taste of the best local experience living in Dallas. Unfortunately a lot of my favorite places have closed but I still have a good go to list!
Ichigoh Ramen Lounge
CoCos Fire and Ice
Bowen House (also good food)
La Reunion (also great breakfast on weekends and cocktails)
Hola (Small but fantastic coffee)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Early on in my career as a freelancer I worked with Kevin Hanson of Drive Ideas. He taught me a lot about the entire scope of the business, primarily being passionate about the work you are doing. Aligning with your clients’ goals and bringing your own energy and vision to table to help create something special together. Regardless of the content we were working on we always pushed to increase the production value and enhance the story at every step of the process. Finding solutions with what we had to work with and what was possible was a great exercise I still consistently practice today. This is a complicated thing in the production world with many factors to consider but this skill in particular helps us stand out as a company and partner for our clients who are all looking to push the envelope with each new project.