In the first of a series of “Day in the life of” features, we asked (told) resident Graphic and Digital Designer, Paul Richardson, to be our first victim in the hot seat.
Here’s how he got on when we grilled him…
What does your typical day at Ginger Root look like?
The design team have a run through in the morning to catch up on what’s out on proof, what’s been signed off and new jobs that have come in. The morning is usually when we get the smaller jobs done and go through emails, so that we can have the afternoon to dedicate to bigger projects where we all get involved.
There’s always the inevitable discussion on what everyone is doing for lunch and whose tea round it is too, of course!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Honest, kind and hungry.
What do you most enjoy about being a Graphic and Digital Designer?
Every day is different. Every day brings new challenges, problems to solve and projects to get creative with. This constant supply of fresh requirements makes for an interesting, stimulating and rewarding job.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
A teacher. When I was at junior school I had a male teacher, the only one in the school, and he was such fun it made me want to do the same.
What has been your favourite project at Ginger Root?
The superhero comic that we created for the Nottinghamshire Hospice. It was good fun to do, very creative and for a great charity. The feedback that they got from it was amazing which is obviously always great to hear too.
How did you become a Graphic and Digital Designer?
When I finished A-Levels I worked for a year then went travelling for a year. It was while I was away that I decided on a career as a creative, so when I got home I started my HND in Graphic Design. I got my first job at a printers in Nottingham and my career path since then has been dictated by meeting the right people along the way.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Pintrest is usually my first port of call when starting a new project. I love taking photos and so am always looking for inspiration in the world around me.
What’s been the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career to-date?
Make contacts. You never know when you might need them.