[FRAMED]: Jamie Hoskins Smith, Senior Producer, CHI

3 min readSep 24, 2020


[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].What are you guilty of?

What’s your worst character fault?

I can be quite stubborn.

If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?

This is crazy, but when I applied to college I planned on becoming a marine biologist. So I guess… I would be a scientist studying the ocean! What stopped me was my fear of the ocean and detest for math and chemistry. In hindsight, it seems like something that wouldn’t have worked out, haha.

You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed and who is your partner-in-crime?

To a remote place in Iceland with my husband and my dog.

Name your vice/pet peeve?

The sound of people chewing or whispering. Gah! It drives me nuts!

I learnt recently that:

Framestore can successfully pull off remote working from home like champs!

What’s your current view?

A very loudly snoring English Bulldog sitting on the couch to my right.

Give us a desk tour:

My current desk is in our home office that also serves as a recording studio for music. I’m surrounded by my instruments (guitar, bass, mandolin, keyboard, etc.) as well as amps and speakers. A pretty fun space at the moment to be working from!

What do you need to work, on the daily?

A really good pen — LePen is the best! And some good vibing music.

Best thing about your work environment?

Hands down, the people. I love working with our team. They inspire me every day to challenge myself and push to do better work every chance I get. I have met some of my closest friends in our office, and no matter how hard we work, how many weekends or late nights, I can always count on a ton of shared laughs and good memories along the way.

Favourite artform?


Happiness looks like:

Living in and embracing the present. Being kind to others and never forgetting that everyone is a person just like you, and to receive the same treatment in return.

Couldn’t live without:

Dogs — they’re the reason for living, duh!

How are you staying inspired by working remotely?

Every day, I’ve dedicated at least 30 minutes to doing something creative for inspiration. For me, that’s typically playing music — guitar, mandolin, singing. It’s something I’ve found to be one of the few positives in this situation, as previously, I didn’t ever carve out time for myself to do this.

How are you spending your weekends?

On Fridays, my husband and I watch a movie with our friends on Netflix Party. One person is nominated to pick the movie each week! It’s a nice way to wind down the week. Saturdays and Sundays are typically spent hanging out with our new foster pup, Gary, and video chatting with friends and family. We’ve tried to keep things fun with remote games and happy hours — one of them was tiki themed, which was quite entertaining!

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about yourself during quarantine?

I need to make more time for myself in my daily life and dedicate more time to the things I love. Also, I need to keep in touch with my distant friends better. Why did it take quarantine for us to video chat so much!?

Jamie Hoskins Smith, you’ve been [FRAMED].




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