What do you like about working in Bath?
I was nervous that by not going to London I’d miss out on the good talks and workshops. But you just have to go out and find it (or bring it to you). It also means you go to everything because there’s not something on every night of the week. You see the same people each time, so there’s a really nice community of creatives. I’m heavily involved in the West of England Design Forum, and recently relaunched their new website and run the social accounts.
How did you land your current job?
I met with Jamie through one of my tutors while at uni (Bryan Clark of design agency Lewis Moberly), while he was still working as a lone wolf with some killer briefs. He offered me my first placement when I graduated. I knew within a week at Supple that I should be there. He offered me the job and the rest is history.
Jamie said he was looking for an all-rounder – imagine Bert in Mary Poppins as a one-man band, that pretty accurately describes my first few months. He actually went on holiday during my first official week! But my fledgling motion skills were what landed me the job. Jamie says to “always employ people who can do what you can’t,” which is evident in the people that make up Supple today.
How collaborative is your role?
As a studio we’re so collaborative. We also work with lots of incredibly talented copywriters, illustrators, photographers… We have a running list of people we’d like an excuse to work with, and just hope for a project that correlates.