It’s been two months since our newest recruit joined us; time flies when you’re designing bid graphics! Keeping up the tradition we had a quick-fire Q&A session with them, so that we (and you) can get to know them better.

Jake joined us as a graduate from the University of Reading in August 2019.

What made you want to work at TDL?

The glowing recommendation I got from a tutor of mine at University. A small, dedicated and friendly workplace was just what I was looking for.

If you could design one thing what would it be?

I’ve always wanted to design a one of a kind wristwatch.

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If you had to frame one piece of graphic design what would it be?

One of Andreas Vesalius’ amazingly detailed anatomical sketches.

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What’s your “party trick”?

I can pop a gnarly wheelie.

You’re having a TV marathon this weekend. Which box set would you choose and which snacks would you provide?

I’d definitely stick on a classic Simpsons series, with coffee and doughnuts to stay on brand!

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Who would be your dream client and why?

My Grandma – She thinks everything I do is great. Client meetings would be very easy!

How do you embody the TDL team values? (creative & innovative, enthusiastic team, responsive & reliable)

Creative & innovative: I prefer taking an unconventional route to a solution of a problem, which often yields the most interesting, if not the most reliable, result.

Enthusiastic team: I love having group discussions and bouncing ideas off other people.

Responsive & reliable: I am able to prioritise well to squeeze large tasks into short periods of time.

What are three things you’d love to learn this year?

  1. To learn some basic tailoring techniques to make my own clothes.
  2. To dunk a basketball – a man can dream : (
  3. To DJ and mix tunes

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You’re organising the TDL Christmas party- where do you send us?

Throwback LaserQuest session, Christmas dinner, ‘Spoons’ (classic), then out to a cheesy club to finish off the night.

Think about your job role at TDL – which animal best represents you at work and why?

Maybe a friendly salmon? Goes with the flow but not afraid to sometimes swim against the current!

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