What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
I’ve always been more of an ideas-led designer, at my most comfortable in a brainstorm or scribbling in a layout pad. Whilst I enjoy the rigour of a baseline grid, doing pure layouts is an area which doesn’t come quite so naturally to me.
A good work-life balance is central to Supple, and I think a key part of its success. Good design comes from a life well lived – and a company that enables this is going to reap the benefits.
What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
One of the most exciting jobs we worked on recently was a campaign for Film 4 to promote the Summer Screen series of events. Carried out at breakneck speed, with great ideas and working collaboratively with a client who truly values the power of design, it had all the hallmarks of a great project.
We worked closely with Tim Fellowes, design director at 4Creative, to bring the campaign to life. Tim knows the Channel 4 brand inside out, and worked with us to deliver a campaign that not only answered the brief, but also had that distinctive Channel 4 feel. Working with Channel 4 has been a dream since art college, and it never grows old seeing your work printed supersize across London.
What skills are essential to your job?
Being a team player, having a positive attitude, and being a good listener.
What tools do you use most for your work?
Pen, paper, layout pad, post-its, a separate pad for writing lists and the standard Adobe creative suite.