What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a ceramic artist and in some small degree I am, with a small studio I operate at home.
How (if at all) is the subject you studied useful to your current role?
I studied ceramics and I feel I am helping to scratch that creative itch with the job I currently have.
What were your first jobs?
After graduating I bounced around for a bit in temp jobs, then ended up doing an admin job in a small agency. I was lucky that the team recognised my potential early on and as that agency became bigger I grew into the production role.
Was there anything in particular that helped you at the start of your career?
During that period I was constantly challenged by an amazing creative team, it really tempered my abilities working across disciplines as varied as print, digital, product design, events, interiors, and sculpture. It was these experiences that I was the most grateful for when I eventually moved on.
Is your job what you thought it would be?
It’s hard to carve out a career on your own terms in production, unless you pick the right agency. I like to think I've been very successful in my choices. Cautionary note: Don’t think agency life is all glamour, it rarely is, at any level, but it should always be fun.