Introducing Flaggy. A fantastic Creative Designer, from Somerset.

We sat down for a good old chinwag with Flaggy, one of our fantastic Creative Designers, to chat about his three years at TJ, life back home in Somerset and all the things that have inspired him in-between.

Hi Steve, so tell us. How did you wind up here in Bournemouth?

In short, I escaped from a small village in Somerset and found myself in Bournemouth, where I attended university and have remained since.

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What do you think people know you best for?

Terrible jokes, bad facts, awful singing/rapping, and consistently tapping to music out of time, apparently, I have no rhythm. Hopefully, they think I’m a good designer.

What is a typical day like for you?

It can change massively day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month, client-to-client – I can go on if you’d like. Being part the design team at TJ opens me up to a wealth of varying projects, which always keeps me on my toes.

What excites you most about your industry?

“I love all things print and type, as well as being immersed in the constantly changing and influential digital landscape. This, and that no day is the same.”

How do you keep your skills sharp?

It’s important to always push the work we do as far as possible to make it the best it can be, so I am always practising and developing my own abilities to achieve this, whether it be through research or trying new tutorials.

My passion for typography also means I’m always seeking out the latest fonts that could take our work to the next level. I’m even made my own font the other day.

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Do you have any favourite brands?

I absolutely love the work Nike put, but I also really enjoy flicking through many blogs and articles that showcase the work of smaller projects – all are really inspiring.

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What people or businesses inspire you most within our industry?

While many creative people have inspired me up to now, I’m incredibly lucky to work alongside some extremely talented people here at TJ.

What’s your glass of Thinking Juice?

Has to be a pint of cider, and a strong one at that. Hey, I am from Somerset!

* Not too many though Flaggy, we know how easy you get drunk.

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