In our latest Day in the Life blog, Laura talks about what it’s like being a creative ninja at Front Page towers, her love of ramen, and reveals a globe-trotting alternative career choice…
Name: Laura Service
Job title: Graphic Designer
Sum up your role in three words: Create, amend, repeat
How did you get into graphic design? When I was at school, we did a graphic design project in art class – I loved it and that was it, art school for me!
What’s the best thing about it?
I like working on projects that you can really get stuck into and push as far as you can, it’s also great when you work with people who are totally on the same page and help the end result develop even further.
And the worst?
When the creative or project takes a turn that you don’t agree with.
What’s your career highlight so far?
Getting my record cover into Secret 7s last year, it was cool to be included in the same exhibition as so many artists and designers that I admire.
What would you be doing if you weren’t designing?
I’d love to be a location scout for film – exploring the world for a job!
What’s your morning routine?
I wake up and normally press snooze a couple of times, then jump in the shower and throw some clothes on. I leave around 8 to go meet fellow designer Lisa and walk in.
First thing you do when you get to the office?
Drop off my bag, catch up with everyone and go make some tea.
What’s a typical day like?
My day to day can change a lot depending what jobs are on. I normally come in and spend a little time catching up on emails and checking blogs for a bit of morning inspiration. Then I dive into whatever projects are on the go, which could be anything from proofing a flyer, working on a brochure, getting started on some branding or going to a meeting. I normally take lunch at one o’clock with whoever is at the kitchen table downstairs, then the afternoon is more of the same.
And, most importantly, what’s for lunch?
I love Japanese food, so ramen with lots of veg always goes down a treat.
Home time! What’s on the agenda? Monday is yoga night so lots of downward dogs and chaturangas. Then the rest of the week – if I’m feeling organised I might get started on my next poster for Poster Project. I like making something, trying a new technique or doing little personal projects when I get the chance – I’m a bit of a work-a-holic like that.
And finally, what time are lights out?
I don’t have a set time, whenever I get tired really.