Time for another blog in our “Employee Spotlight Series”. This time we will meet Lawrence Ferbee. “Ferbee” is part of our awesome stockroom crew. He is primarily responsible for receiving products. But you can often find him at the stockroom window helping an employee with inventory. He also will, on occasion, help with our marketing projects. He has done live drawings for product videos as well as create cartoon characters for HR.
Let’s get to know him better.
Tell us about your start at Teledyne
I have been here since 2015. Prior to Teledyne Hastings, I worked in a similar role at Jefferson Lab (Department of Energy) in nearby Newport News Virginia. I knew a couple of managers that worked at Teledyne and when they told me about the position here, I jumped at the chance to get started.
Many folks here at the plant know you for your drawings. How did you get involved in art and design?
I started drawing when I was six years old or so. I was an only child and doing art was a way for me to occupy my time. My art projects sort of kept me company. I am self-taught and I always enjoy seeing other things that artists are creating and sometimes, they inspire me.
We have always enjoyed the Holiday Cards you’ve helped to create as well as the giant chalk drawings. Is there a particular art piece that you are most proud of?
After thinking about it, I’m proud of all my works because people were happy with them. But I am working on something new that I’m very proud of because it involves that community that I grew up in.
|Here are some examples of the work he has done for Hastings.|
What will he draw for us this year? Put your ideas / suggestions in the comment box below
Whose artwork has had the biggest influence on you?
I grew up watching Hanna-Barbera action cartoons like Johnny-Quest and Space Ghost. When I was a kid, I really hoped to get a job with them. As I got older, I became more into comic books. Jim Lee is still one of my favorites.
What is your favorite part of working here at Teledyne Hastings?
I like the fact that I know everybody here and we have a family environment. I enjoy supporting people and, in my role in the Stockroom, I put my hands on almost everything that comes into the building.
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