None of the great work we do at Maxwell Rogers would be possible without our fantastic employees. This month we caught up with Emily Game, our Junior Graphic Designer. To find out more about Emily, read her interview, below:
What does a typical day at work look like for a Junior Graphic Designer?
When I get into work, I start by eating breakfast (normally hot cross buns) which makes the whole studio hungry by about 9.05am. I then set up and make a list of everything I need to do that day and order what’s the most urgent on my to do list. I get briefed on any jobs that have come in, clarify what I need to do with the ADs, and then get on with the job.
How did you get into your role? What made you want to become a Junior Graphic Designer?
I originally wanted to be an Illustrator and Artist and took Fine Art at college. However, during my studies I realised that communicating information and designing it to make it engaging, was more enjoyable as I like using grids and guides to make everything neat and precise. So, I studied graphic design at university but still do a lot of illustration and fine art in my spare time.
What would you say is the best thing about your job?
I love the variety of work I get to do and how it changes every day. For example, one day I could be creating infographics that need to be clean and clear. On another I could be working on a document that requires a high level of attention to detail and nitty gritty pixel pushing to make everything look uniform and clean. I’m also often tasked with creative motion graphics for social media platforms, which allow me to delve into my love for After Effects and illustrating.
Any advice for someone wanting to become a Junior Graphic Designer?
You’re constantly learning so don’t be too hard on yourself
What do you like to do outside of work?
I paint a lot in my spare time and do commissions for people who want my artwork. My favourite paintings I’ve done so far were a collection of music artists, painted onto old vinyl records! I go to the gym 5 days a week, which helps me release any stress or tension built up from the day. At weekends, I enjoy socialising with friends for bottomless brunches and dinners.
Tell us something about you that we wouldn’t know from reading your CV?
For the past year and a half, since the first lockdown, I’ve been teaching myself how to speak, read and write Russian, which I do using an app and watching Russian film series to try and pick up the language faster. I’m hoping to be fluent within a couple years.
When you’re in charge of the office music, what is your go-to playlist?
The Shrek soundtrack!
What is your favourite font and why?
Beatrice display – It’s elegant and sophisticated.
If you could spend the day with any cartoon character, who would it be?
Julien from Madagascar – he seems like he’s a laugh and throws a good party
What is your favourite Pantone colour?
Pantone 297 – I like blue and this shade is calming and peaceful!