It’s week 4 of meet the team and this week it’s the turn of our account manager Peter.
Each member of the team was given two questions each to ask, and this is what they wanted to know!
What’s your biggest achievement in life?
I’m a material girl and this is a material world. I’d say somehow managing to purchase my own house in the current climate we’re living in. It took some serious cut backs, saving and a lot of stressing, but we eventually got there and it feels like a big moment I was proud to tell my family I’d achieved.
I’ve also completed Gears of War co-op on Insane difficulty, which only gamers will know the struggle of!
We’ve seen your very bad sandwich making skills in the office, what’s your favourite sarnie filling?
Well my first ever proper job was working in Greggs on a Saturday for 6 months and it’s safe to say I peaked early in sandwich making. Easy question though, salmon and soft cheese on a thick cut fresh bloomer. Cheers Greggs.
If you could do design work for any company in the world, who would it be and why?
Being a big gamer, I’d say Rockstar and particularly the GTA themes. They always have such amazing artwork on all their products.
What is your favourite music / song / band?
Rock / You’ll Never Walk Alone / Biffy Clyro
What do you enjoy most about designing?
Sitting down with a team or a client and listening to them express an idea of what they want and then being able to bring it to life. One of the best feelings in my job is to hear a client say “Wow, that’s exactly what I was after” following by a big cheesy smile.
Taking in a brief and designing to it is the easy part, it’s adding the little improvised tweaks to bring it to life that I enjoy most.
You can invite any four people dead or alive to a BBQ – Who are you picking?
Billy Shankly, David Bowie, Steven Gerrard and Ricky Gervais.
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Never and usually it means I break the heel eventually when kicking them off. I never learn, sorry Mum.
If you were to tell one person “Thank you” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?
If you could watch one tv programme for the rest of your life what would it be?
Game of Thrones, I’m obsessed with it in all aspects. Winter is coming.
What’s the hardest part about designing a website?
Starting it. Honestly, once you get flowing ideas start coming. But putting “pen to paper” is the hardest part for me.
You have a client who has a very clear idea of what they want their website to look like but from a design perspective its all wrong – how do you handle this?
I always explain to my clients in all areas of marketing and design that if I just said “yes” to them, then I’d be ripping them off. Ultimately our clients need us to be open and honest and if I think something is wrong I will explain it in a sensitive and constructive way. Ultimately whatever the client wants is paramount, but it would very wrong of us to take the “easy way out” and just go with something we disagree with.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Two. If I ever exceed that, one pair must go. I hate clutter.