How would you describe your job?
It’s all hands on deck. We all do a bit of everything – we’ve got no project managers so we manage everything: ideas, emails, client meetings, commissions, print costs and the designing itself. We all have to be the whole package, but we all bring different strengths to the team, making us stronger as a whole.
In the last year we’ve completed a number of briefs where we have chosen not to commission an illustrator and I’ve done the illustrations in-house instead. I’ve loved these projects, it feels like a little break from design and [senior designer] Katie then brings them to life with her animation skills!
What does a typical working day look like?
We start at 9.30am and leave at 6pm every day, with a leisurely lunch hour in the middle – no extra hours unless something is really kicking off. This is really refreshing coming from London, where pretty much every designer works late. We start Mondays by going through the job list so it’s clear what we’re all working on, then you crack on and organise your time efficiently.
I am very lucky to live in a house and area that I adore, which I think is very important. I’m surrounded by woodland, fields and even a lake! All I can hear is nature, all I can see is green. Starting and ending the day somewhere peaceful really helps clear my head and keep me grounded.