1. What has working in Kaizen Brand Evolution taught you about the design industry?
KBE has taught me to always push myself to do the best – What I personally think is best for the design project I am undertaking.
It has also taught me that every day, every client will be different in the design industry.
2. Desert Island Design Studio, which typeface would you bring with you?
Why is there a design studio on a desert island? That’s what I am wondering first of all? …But if I was to bring a typeface with me it would be Futura. I would bring this because it works well with most design projects and is very reliable. It always has a slight retro feel to it, which I love.
3. What do you use for motivation inside the studio?
When I want to get motivated in the studio, I will plug in my headphones and zone out from the rest of the world, however the odd sweet or two also helps me, my favourites is Squashies incase anyone would like to know.
4. Any designers you have been stalking online recently?
I wouldn’t say stalk, but I love the web designer Sarah Parmenter, I love everything she creates, it is always so lovely!
5. What are you listening to in work today?
We usually have to listen to whatever Ryan puts on in the studio… Sometimes I will request the occasional Disney number but at the moment we are listening to the playlist Throwback Thursday #nostalgic.
6. Any exhibitions in Belfast recently that are worth checking out?
Oliver Jeffers was in the Ulster Hall recently doing a book signing who does lovely, cute illustrations (examples Lost and Found book). Also, Belfast Design Week is coming up in November which should be interesting and filled with lots of talent and creativity.
7. What’s your pet called? Tell us about them
As most people know I am a bit cat crazy – so of course I have a cat. She’s called Nala, she is the cutest thing ever, but also very crazy. Sometimes she will follow me to the bus on my way to work and try to get on with me (which is so embarrassing) or even just sit on top of my head just when she feels like it. I have plenty of stories about her which I talk about a lot in the office, but that’s for another time!