Your work brings us a lot of joy. What aspects of being a designer brings you joy?
I’m extremely lucky to love what I do. I often get joy from working in a team of like-minded people who push and inspire one another to succeed.
There’s a lot of advice out there for people wanting to pursue a career as a designer. What’s the best and worst advice someone has given you?
I don’t know if this is advice but I once got told when I first started out, that design is a muscle that you have to train. Working in design doesn’t always mean you will be working on super exciting stuff and to succeed at a junior level you need to learn the basics and over time get consistently good at the more menial tasks. I think the best way to train your design brain is down to a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
The worst advice or attitude I have come across is this idea of overtime and how everyone has to constantly go above and beyond what is expected of them. I champion hard work but I often find that this industry can set unrealistic standards and glorifies burnout culture.
In a perfect world where will you be and what will you be doing in ten years time?
I like to think that I have set up my own practice and my work has taken me on some crazy adventures.
If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
I would love to have some of that Dragons’ Den confidence and feel completely at ease during a pitch.
We’d like to ask you to recommend a ‘woman in print’ to us…
Bobbi Rae of Bear Cubs.