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Hello!

Hello,

I thought it would be nice to document my work in a more informal way and share my thoughts and ideas so that you can get to know me a little better.


I’ve been working as a designer now for just under three years.

Here are some things I have learned in this time:

  1. Having other designers to compare notes with, chat through design ideas, call up when you have a problem is HUGELY valuable. Find your pals and cherish them.

  2. Looking after your mind and body is more important than your work.

  3. You don’t have to respond to emails at every hour of the day. Set your boundaries.

  4. You don’t have to say yes to everything.

  5. You can always negotiate a contract before signing it. Remember that a contract is an agreement between you and your employer so you must be happy with it before you sign.


I’ve been working as a designer now for just under three years.

Here is why I love it:

  1. I am in control of what work I take on and what work I would like to create.

  2. Meeting new people, seeing new places, reading new stories and learning new things.

  3. There is nothing more satisfying than looking at a final design or realised version of it with your team and saying ‘we made this happen!’

  4. Endless problem solving - sounds a bit tiresome but when that problem is solved the satisfaction is magic.

  5. I think this kind of work forces you to be aware of issues and affairs from the past, present and thinking forward to the future and I find that grounding and it really makes you mindful of this planet that we live on.


One thing key feature of my work is now focussing on creating sustainable design and embedding ethical practices into my own personal process alongside the companies I collaborate with. With this blog I hope to document this process to allow people to have an insight of what this entails and things I learn along the way!


In the meantime - check out this book ‘The Joyful Environmentalist,’ by Isabel Losada. I couldn’t put it down from start to finish and I would recommend it for anyone in need of some optimism!




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