How would you describe what you do?
As a designer, I work with a diverse range of clients such as Manchester City FC, Universal Music, Dr Martens, The Christie and British Fashion Council. The type of work I do varies day-to-day, from branding and editorial work to interior and experiential projects.
What does a typical working day look like?
Normally I will work across the majority of Music’s clients and so in a typical day I could work on a ticketing campaign for Manchester City in the morning and then storyboard a film for Universal in the afternoon. The variety of work keeps it exciting. I live in Manchester city centre and walk into work. Work starts at 9am and I normally get in and make a tea first while we have the morning meeting for the day ahead. This generally finishes at 9.30am and by then everyone knows what they will be working on for the day. Working hours are 9am–5.30pm but depending on what project you are working on a few late nights and Domino’s pizza might be required to get the job done.
Where does the majority of your work take place?
I work everyday in the Music office on Lever Street Manchester. Generally spending around eight hours in front of the computer.
How did you land your current job?
I remember seeing Music’s work in Creative Review while at uni, especially its early campaigns for Manchester City and Chester Zoo. I emailed [former Music senior creative] Craig Oldham to see if there were any internship opportunities when I graduated, and was lucky enough to be invited for an interview from which I got an internship and then a full-time position.