order out of chaos
My last endeavor into the world of definitions is “coordinator”. Now, the closest thing that I could find was coordinate, and of course, a coordinator is the one who makes all the coordination happen. This category also includes Director who also coordinates, but on a different level.
director |direktr| (abbr.: dir.)noun
a person who is in charge of an activity, department, or organization • a member of the board of people that manages or oversees the affairs of a business • a person who supervises the actors, camera crew, and other staff for a movie, play, television program, or similar production.
Coordinate (also co-ordinate) verb [ trans. ] |kôrdt|1 bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony • [ intrans. ] negotiate with others in order to work together effectively : you will coordinate with consultants and other departments on a variety of projects.• [ intrans. ] match or harmonize attractively.
I cannot emphasize how important our coordinators and directors are. These are the people who make everything run smoothly. They take a mass of information, then create order out of chaos. They assign the best person to handle each job, and then continually monitor and negotiate (and occasionally bribe) for time and revisions (and hopefully chocolate), to achieve top quality results. Where would we be without these organizing artists, these structure specialists, these efficiency experts? Coordinators are everywhere here at DDA. They can be found in charge of estimating, digital media, video production and animation, graphic design, optimization, copywriting and of course, those whose brains would implode without their coordination, our skilled programmers.