I’ve been in the design industry for 12 years now, and I still love what I do. Some people hate their jobs, some just plod along, and others thrive in their environment. It’s not easy to jump ship once you’re settled so let’s go back and give some reasons as to why I think younger people should join the design industry sooner rather than later.

Obviously this depends on the team created by the Founders or the person in charge of recruitment. I’ve been inside a LOT of studios though and it’s safe to say every office has their own take. Some are very relaxed, some have banter flying around left, right and centre, and others are more structured. But what I’ve never found is a place that feels unhealthy, uninviting and formal. The studio should be a home from home, the staff should enjoy going to work and this is a huge part.

“People embrace companies with the customer experiences that best meet their needs. Huge transforms companies by designing these best-in-class experiences, driven by strong creative and rooted in the technology.”

Our appearance reflects the business also, we are a friendly, relaxed, relatively young bunch of northern designers. We enjoy what we do and we keep up with design trends online, if we wore suits to work everyday – they would not be comfortable, nor would it give the right perception of our business and ethos.

Some studios play music out loud, some allow headphones, some don’t. For me, I don’t see music as a distraction, I think it helps workflow and relaxes the mind to concentrate on what you’re doing. I truly believe music can also lift your spirit, if you’re feeling a bit down – the choice of music in the studio could send you one way or the other.

  • Be open.
    Team members should be experienced but open to new ways of working and collaborating.
  • Be better.
    We should all be on a quest to improve what we do and how we help our clients.
  • Be positive.
    An upbeat attitude and open lines of communication go a long way.