What are the most and least enjoyable aspects of your job?
At the beginning of the year creative studio WeAreSeventeen rebranded The Official Charts for us. It looks beautiful and they did an incredible job, but the amount of assets that had to be made for it was insanely extensive. This type of work can be quite complicated and monotonous. The most enjoyable aspect of my job, apart from the team, is the freedom to design whatever I want. People here are so open to trying new things, so I never worry about sharing my work.
What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
We rebranded MTV for Christmas last year, and the concept included recreating classic Christmas music videos with dogs. We had to do a shoot with a mini dachshund, two pugs, an English bulldog and an array of puppies. They were incredibly well-behaved and it’s the best shoot I’ve ever been on. Creating all the extra assets for the channel with the footage was great fun too.
What skills are essential to your job?
Good communication skills are something I’m focusing on developing as I become more senior. Explaining your ideas and getting concepts across successfully is hard and sometimes; I forget that people can’t see into my head.
Being flexible is also key as a lot of the time here people don’t realise what they want until you’ve shown them something, so you have to be patient and allow for this period of development.