We recently hired a new designer and just subjected him to this little Q&A.
Everyone, meet Tom…
What are your professional qualifications (not that we always require them but good to know)?
National Diploma/HND in Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Animation (1st)
E in French GCSE
From a design perspective, what is your favourite brand?
Hard to pick one but one of my favourite brands is Bearhug – www.thebearhug.com
Studio Moross/Kate Moross is up there too
And from the opposite perspective, what brand do you visually hate and wish you could redesign?
Apart from 90% of the ‘designers’ I went to college/university with – I’d have to say either Persil or Showcase Cinema – never have I wanted to physically stab someone in the face more than when I’m forced to sit through a boring, poorly designed, dragged out advert from Showcase.
Persil’s logo looks like someone’s eaten 20 crayons, digested them and then
forced out a large pile of human faeces, scanned it into a 1997 computer and then put the first font they can find on top of it.
What is your favourite music genre / musician / band – whatever is easiest to answer?
Indie mainly, although I listen to a huge variety (nothing that’s repetitive chart music about love)
Arctic Monkeys are probably my favourite band.
Any favourite snacks?
Forrero Rocher and sour cherries.
Although I tend not to eat snacks apart from fruit because I’m a boring old man.
Any secret talents? ( e.g. juggling hamsters, rapping backwards, making a soufflé)
I’m pretty good at cooking, not really a secret talent though.
I can pretend to be interested in peoples boring conversations without them realising I’m not listening nor do I care about what they’re saying.
And finally, what’s your favourite emoji?
Don’t really use them but I’ll go for the poo face one.
Makes sense… thanks Tom!