We have managed to tempt Laura away from the media and telecommunications sector, to get her teeth into some information design. Of course she’s keen to get cracking, but first things first, our TDL quick-fire Q&A session, so we (and you) can get to know her better.

Laura joined the TDL team in December 2019; she graduated from UAL with 1st Class honors in 2018.

What made you want to work at TDL?

Having previously worked for a large media company, I wanted to move into a smaller environment where graphic design was more of a key focus. TDL seemed like a welcoming studio where I could really hone my design skills.

If you could design one thing what would it be?

I’ve always wanted to design a Gin or drinks brand. From the glass bottle all the way to the box it comes in, drinks packaging is always so elegant.

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

Anthony Burrill’s letterpress prints.

Image sourced from Nelly Duff

What’s your “party trick”?

I can put my legs behind my head!

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

Gavin and Stacey – it never gets old. Cadbury marvellous creations chocolate and toffee popcorn.

Who would be your dream client and why?

My cat, blue. He’s adorable and easy-going. Look at that face!

Image sourced from author’s own collection

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

Creative & innovative: Design is ever-evolving. I always strive to update my skills, maintain a fresh creative style, and keep up to date with key design trends.

Enthusiastic team: The thing about designers is that everyone has their own unique style and creative talents. I love being in a team and mixing those skills together; it can result in some really remarkable work.

Responsive & reliable: Meeting deadlines and expectations is very important to me. They are traits that are crucial to being a successful designer.

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

  1. Photography and Retouching.
  2. UX design/ app design
  3. How to make one of those incredible drip cakes you see all over Instagram

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

An office quiz, Carluccios for a Christmassy meal, then Brewdog for some drinks and shuffleboard!

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

In the office I think I’m a rabbit – I’m approachable but find it hard to sit still!

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