What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
I tend to be too deeply involved with current projects that I don’t take enough time to step back and reflect on projects that have happened, which I probably should!
I’m currently working on a website for a prestigious interior design company in London. We’ve developed a way of navigating through content that feels fresh and different, which I’m really excited to explore more and watch how it evolves in build.
What skills are essential to your job?
A very high level of attention to detail, communication, diplomacy, thoughtfulness, organisation, honesty, empathy, logic, inquisition and fundamental design skills (layout, typography, UX and style).
Are you currently working on any side projects?
Not really, no. It feels odd for me to say, but since being in college, I’ve been constantly on the go: I had a job, I freelanced on the side, and in recent years I also lectured. But about half way through 2017 I decided to take a bit of a break, concentrate on my job, not work in my spare time and bring more balance to my day – it's important to do other things and not just work all the time.
Sometimes I still get an itch to design and build small things when I get home, so very occasionally I’ll open my laptop and mess around with small ideas. For example I'm currently working on building a small discovery, moodboard-type sharing tool that works with the Are.na API.