This is a quick tour of my personality, values and quirks! It's purpose is to help others better understand me and get the most from our interactions.
"Wherever our mission takes us, we'll try to have a little fun along the way too, alright? Make a little noise. Ruffle a few feathers." — Captain Pike
English is my native language.
London, UK (GMT)
Bringing my imagination and enthusiasm to the team, and an ability to interpret difficult briefs, iterate quickly and deliver on time.
My guilty pleasure binge-watch TV show is The Big Bang Theory.
I love to create my designs using bright, cheerful colours, bold lines, and simple shapes, and take lots of influence from Dick Bruna and his Miffy stories.
I am also a huge fan of the work of Sanrio, Pusheen, and Molang.
I prefer my day to be flexible and may be at my desk at strange hours, often late into the evening. So, I don't really adhere to normal office hours, I'm just there when I'm needed... like Bat Man.
If I email you at night, I don’t expect an immediate reply.
I sometimes take time-out during the day, if my work commitments allow.
I believe in asynchronous communication. Not everything needs to be a meeting.
For most feedback and messages, platforms such as Discord, Slack or email work well. Or if you're feeling adventurous, perhaps Loom?
If we need to discuss something, or brainstorm, meeting via Zoom or other video platform is great! I prefer meetings to be booked with enough notice so I can adequately prepare.
I appreciate clear, direct communication of thoughts, feelings and ideas throughout.
I welcome honest and clear communication as it helps me to understand why something is important, and allows me to reach the goal as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The goal is clear, but I have the freedom to choose my own path.
I receive clear and constructive feedback throughout the process.
The potential for real world positive outcomes for people. Particularly tackling the challenges of climate change and sustainability.
When people and companies I’ve worked with succeed.
Seeing the positive effects my creative work has on others.
Variety — I enjoy working on many different things at the same time.
Receiving conflicting or incomplete information causing extra work which could have been avoided.
Being ghosted. Seriously, please don't do this.
Routine — Doing the same thing over and over.
Working Remotely — I am self motivated, and have a proven track record of working efficiently within remote and distributed teams.
I have a broad range of skills that I have developed through building my own business from the ground up. I love a chance to flex them.
Turning rough briefs into tangible designs.
It's easy for me to lose focus when working on repetitive tasks. I try to combat this by breaking up these types of tasks into manageable chunks.
I sometimes overthink things. This is when I may ask for the input of someone else to 'bring order to chaos'. Or I might just put on some headphones and go for a walk.
I struggle to get motivated if there is no clear goal.
Superhero, Science Fiction, and Fantasy movies and TV shows, especially anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek, and Star Wars.
I enjoy building things with LEGO. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, and love Kirby, Super Mario, and Mario Kart games.
I love coffee! My go-to is Oat Milk Flat White with one Sugar.
I'm Vegan for the animals, the environment and my health.
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