How did you get into design?
I studied graphic products at school, which involved loads of technical drawing. So, I worked on things like nets and product packaging.
At the same time, I got to know one of my art teachers. He was really into this record label called Buzzin’ Fly Records, which signed a lot of independent electronic artists all over the world.
He showed me the record sleeves and CD covers they produced and I just loved them. They were so different from anything I’d seen before. It had a huge influence on me because I saw how different and original design could be.
So, that’s it! Technical drawing and music inspired me to chase this career.
What skills do you need to be effective in your role?
There are so many to choose from but I’ll try to narrow it down.
Patience is key because you can’t rush good design. To be successful, you have to research tasks thoroughly before starting. This groundwork makes the whole process much easier even if becomes a bit slower.
You need a willingness to learn because this industry is fast-paced and changes constantly.
Good designers are great communicators. It’s essential to listen to clients and work together to solve the problem.
Then, there’s attention to detail. It’s critical to know how each small website element feeds into the bigger picture and overall user experience.