Joe Craig – Development Lead

What do you do?

I meet people to find out about what they do and what the future looks like for them. I talk about what we do and find ways we can help.

Why do you do it?

I love exploring the world through the eyes of smart people doing interesting, challenging work.  I enjoy connecting ideas and people and getting to grips with problems. And I love stories – telling them, hearing them, shaping them and analysing them. We understand the world through stories.

What are you most proud of?

I hit Devon Malcolm for six. There are very few people in the world who can say that.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Outside Quietroom, I’m an author, so I’m usually working on my next novel. I’ve also edited fiction and non-fiction for other writers, worked on screenplays for Hollywood producers, acted as story consultant for video games and written songs for boybands and Latvian popstars. I speak at schools all over the world to get kids reading and writing. My job, whether I’m at the Quietroom office or not, is to use stories to inspire people.

Meanwhile, I read, watch movies, cook, eat, play geeky board games or poker, play snooker, draw, play the piano, walk my dog… and play as much cricket as the weather allows.

What’s the best piece of advice anyone’s ever given you?

Ask yourself, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”