It is human nature to want to succeed in life, whether it be academically, in a professional manner or on a personal level. My ambitions move beyond simply wanting to succeed in the workplace though. I would like to progress not only in my professional capacity but to become a well rounded human being every day (hopefully not on the waistline though.)
The Brand Cartel gives me the freedom to grow, not only as a designer but as a human. I have always been a relatively shy person. I only really come out of my shell when I’m around people I genuinely trust, and the Brand Cartel is most definitely not short of people I trust.
I decided to pursue a career in graphic design because I wanted to leave my mark on the big wide world, whether it be a logo or a social media post. One of the most encouraging aspects of working at The Brand Cartel is the open book approach to projects, the ability to bounce ideas off of other people and the ability to take a concept right through to a finished product.
The things I’m proudest of.
You very seldom hear about people enjoying their work, in our profession we play, we bring life to images and give brands personalities. It also helps that we have some awesome conceptual minds floating around. My partner in crime is Mischa Lensink and with her help we came up with some awesome artworks (listed below.) It becomes especially fun when we can play with relevant news in society. Some of my proudest moments include creating artworks for:
Hoover Game of Thrones season 7 post:
Raj Express Impasta post:
Yoda “Eat curry you must” post (International star wars day):
Liquor City “I am your father” post (International Star Wars day):
Liquor City Label 5 “Revenge of the fifth” post (International Star Wars day):
As you can see, the creative freedom afforded to me by The Brand Cartel not only allows me to creatively express my ideas, but myself too.
I love this place and it is because of the people, atmosphere, and the genuine interest shown by everyone at The Brand Cartel that I wake up with a smile on my face every morning and leave with that same smile.
So I guess you could say I am no longer in pursuit of creative gold; I have found it and it goes by the name of The Brand Cartel.