I worked here for 7 years’ and have been watching them grow from strength to strength over the years.
Ten years ago my first real challenge was in email marketing. I had no prior knowldge in HTML or CSS. I spent one weekend learning HTML and CSS and then the following Monday I presented a finalised email, designed, built from scratch and ready. I went on to building emails for all in-house brands which meant designing and building at least six per week on top of my other day to day tasks and duties.
I had the opportunity to work with them in recent years and had a nostalgia of working on emails again. They’ve really come a long way.
Back then I was hired as a junior print designer with fresh new ideas and eagerness to learn.
I saw that the display ads were being outsourced and wanted to help bring them in. Already having prior experience in animated banners I approached the Head of Marketing and did a pitch and presented the idea, I got the thumbs up and a month trial on it.
After seeing great results it was a no brainer. It was decided I was saving thousands a month, done quickly and of high quality and so it became in-house.
My day-to-day was never boring, I designed web banners for all the e-commerce sites one day, built small microsites another day and redesigned the intranet the next.
I was given the challenge of building a mini photography studio. It enabled us to add the materials online ourselves.
Over time, I managed a team whereby I mentored, coached and organised the work task.