We live for the exciting agency moments, and welcoming new, talented team members is one thing that will never get old. Say a huge hello to Jonny, the newest Creative Designer at our Leeds creative agency. As we do with all newbies, we got to know him a bit better over a good ol’ cuppa.
In this Q & A, Jonny tells us what attracted him to Punch, his favourite creative campaign and most importantly, his brew & biscuit combo.
1.What attracted you to join our amazing agency?
First of all, the 4-day week philosophy is amazing! It’s fantastic to see an agency promoting a healthier way to work, and looking after their employees so well. I also love being able to work directly with clients to solve their creative issues.
2. What do you love the most about being a Creative Designer?
I love the challenge of solving creative problems. Every client has a unique set of challenges, and my job is to use my expertise and understanding of different design practices to create a bespoke solution that fixes those issues. It’s great when a project comes together and delivers a real tangible change, and I live for those moments!
3. Tell us something that most people don’t know about you…
I’m a practising Christian! I’m usually at church more than once a week, and I’m a singer and songwriter for my church band (Life Worship). My music probably doesn’t sound how you’d expect – it’s quite modern and I’ve had the privilege of singing at the First Direct Arena in Leeds to over 5,000 people! *insert shameless Spotify plug here*
4. What’s your favourite campaign from the last 12 months?
You can hardly call this a campaign (although I guess I am) but the awareness raised for BLM using the black squares and general guerrilla marketing on social media. Not only was this incredibly effective and widespread, but has had a genuine social impact all around the world. Design that makes the world a better place always stands above the rest for me.
5. Which creative folk should we follow on Instagram?
Where to start?! @Baugasm, @Stefansagmeister, @ezcohen, @neonlimemagazine, @visualmelt, @aigaeyeondesign – and for my 2nd shameless plug of the day… follow @SC.SQ! It’s a personal project, which started in uni, that I’m still working on today, along with some podcasts and the usual IG content!
6. What’s your fave biccie to have with a brew?
Shortbread. Underrated, but it’s my undisputed champion. Its hold under the stress of the liquid is commendable, and the tea flavour compliments it beautifully.