What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
I still really love finding references for pitches and visual inspiration. Looking through the best of the best on the web (by other designers and artists) is always a massive inspiration. Gathering images and ideas is a great way of visualising the direction you want an aesthetic to move in.
What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
We’ve had some great, really polished 3D projects of late. We also made our internal project ‘For Approval’ which was a hit online and proved that it’s possible to finish internal projects!
What skills are essential to your job?
Other than the technical stuff, patience!
Would you say your work allows for a good life-work balance?
I think we all manage to do what we like in our spare time. It’s not so all-encompassing that we miss any home life. We also fit in plenty of social time, so that the work-leisure time blends a little. There will be the odd occasion when we need to stay late and do a bit extra, but they’re rare.
Do you run any self-initiated projects alongside your job?
I’m a sucker for doing graphic design bits for friends! It usually manifests itself in logos or branding or invites. I like making static assets for print and web every now and again too.
What tools do you use most for your work?
A Mac Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, Cinema 4D, Z Brush.