How would you describe your job?
A plate spinner: my role is to keep everything moving! For Warriors and Graphic Design Festival Scotland, I take care of the administration, finance, project management, task-lists, responding to emails, business development, starting projects, dealing with clients, staffing and everything and anything else. Basically, all the unglamorous work. I also do some design work when I can!
What does a typical working day look like?
Everyday can be different, whether it’s working from home or in the studio, until seven at night or three in the morning, however, the average day of work is around 11 hours. At 10am, I’ll check emails, social media and our WhatsApp ‘Team Supreme’ group chat messages. I’ll drive to the studio around 12pm, eat lunch, catch up with James and Victoria and start the working day! We work Mondays and Fridays from home, as we often achieve more by working separately two days per week. This also saves time and money on travel and keeps everyone in a sweet mood! I recently had to keep track of my day for a project for Adobe’s Hovering Art Directors partnership organised by It’s Nice That.
I’m not sure if we have the life-work balance completely right. We work more hours per week then any of my friends or family, however it certainly helps that I love what I do and most days are a pleasure. Week days and nights are completely dedicated to work, however the Saturday morning off is an absolute blessing. The freedom attached to self-employment makes up for this though, being able to take a holiday whenever you want, golf on a Tuesday afternoon and, travel the world in a moment’s notice is beautiful.
How did you land your current job?
As co-founder of both Warriors and GDFS, I was lucky enough not to interview for the role.