What’s your career background, in brief?
I started out as a design assistant in 2009 after graduating university. Since then I have worked both in-house and agency side and enjoy the versatility of design, where it’s been and where it’s going. And now I’m a senior designer at Whiteoaks.
What’s the most challenging job you’ve ever had?
I worked as a waitress for a well-known pizza chain throughout my college and university years and boy was it a challenge! It was always super busy, I was on my feet all day rushing around and the customer base came from all walks of life. So many stories, so little time! I still stand by the fact it set me up for the future in managing expectations – if only step counts existed back then!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a designer, so I worked my whole academic life to achieve this.
What apps, technology items and gadgets can’t you live without?
My phone – I’m lost without it! That and Apple Car Play as my commute can be long when traffic is bad.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
‘What’s for you, won’t go by you’. I’m a great believer in fate and that everything happens for a reason.
Name one thing about your job that gives you a sense of satisfaction or makes you leave the office smiling…
Knowing that our team can add our creative flair to our client’s brand, helping them to look and feel better.
What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment?
I don’t get a lot of time to watch TV at home due to a very busy family life so my commutes to work are spent listening to podcasts such as ‘Happy Place’ and ‘How to Fail’.
Cabin in the mountains or house on the beach?
Both sounds very appealing, but house on the beach wins!