. Apr 20, 2022 . 2 minutes read
I began my career 16 years ago when I started graphics in college after loving it in high school. After leaving the Institute of the Arts in Cumbria with a 1st, I decided to pursue a career in design.
I got my first job straight out of uni as a graphic designer for an online eyewear company and became the marketing manager. This is where my love of UX & UI design started. It’s also where I first met Rick, who was a developer on our website at the time.
After 4 years I decided I wanted to work on a variety of projects and focus more on design and the world of UX & UI. I also realised working in a corporate environment wasn’t for me and decided to go freelance for a while. Shortly after, Rick approached me, having recently set up Statuo, and I jumped on board!
I now absolutely love my job and have been here for 6 years. The variety of brand and web projects constantly keep me on my toes and give me the opportunity to develop myself with every project. I love the passionate people I work with and over the years we have become a family together.
When I’m not at work, I am normally trying to negotiate with a 2 year old, going on days out and rearranging my house so it's aesthetically pleasing whilst still being toddler friendly.
Creative, Varied, Rewarding
We are currently working on branding for a new glass company, finalised the brand through concept pitches and now we are onto the wireframes, I love figma and challenging myself with the programme, so I like projects like this where we can take an idea and bring it to life
Our own rebrand, it was a long time coming and nice to see something that represents us more.
That we are strange bunch of people that work well together. We just gel, I am not sure how because we are all so different but have the same work ethic and humour.
The up keep of Nigel the office fish. I don’t know what he does in there but within a week he turns a crisp clean tank into the black lagoon.
David Carson, because I would like the day creating masterpieces, surfing and skateboarding by the beach and just generally being cool and relaxed AF for the day.
Most Michael Evamy books
Making Websites win - Dr Karl Blanks & Ben Jesson
Words fail me - Teresa Monachino.
‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.’