Dave

Designer

What made you want to work for Fifteen?
Having worked within a small team for a few years now I felt I needed a change and to be part of a larger agency again. Fifteen seemed like the perfect place, an expanding agency with lots of opportunities they’re award winning, have great clients and the team are really friendly too. Perfect!

Why did you become a graphic designer and what are the most enjoyable aspects of the job?

For as long as I can remember I have always loved drawing and being creative even as a young whipper snapper I would drive my mum mad by drawing on my bedroom walls! I like the pace of being a designer, you have to think on your feet and react quickly when needed. It’s also very rewarding to see happy clients.

What’s the most unusual fact about yourself that not a lot of people know?
I’m Glaswegian, born in bonny Scotland.

What would we be likely to bump into you doing at the weekend?

I’ve recently purchased a turntable and I’m always on the hunt for old and new vinyl. Nottingham has a couple of great record shops so you could bump into me in one of those. Failing that i’m always in some kind of park with my boys.

My party trick is: I’ve been known to do a spot of levitating, it’s a pretty good trick but it has its ups and downs.

If I was born a girl, my parents would have named me: Absolutely no idea.

My favourite cocktail is: Something simple like a Sea Breeze, vodka, cranberry and grapefruit. Nice.

If I was in a band, we would be called: The Royal Canadian Kilted Yakesmen.

I cringe at: People that argue in public.

I laugh at: ‘Vic and Bob’  they always crack me up. I love the surreal characters they come up with. ‘Good ruck kid’.

On my way to work I: Try to rap along to old school hip hop tunes especially the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rappers Delight’. ‘I said hip hop, hippie to the hippie, to the hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it, to the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie…Still awesome.

If I won the lottery, I would: Make sure all my family were comfortable, give to charities and then, well, do a spot of shopping at the Mercedes showroom!

My home from home is: A little village called Mortehoe, near Wollacombe, North Devon. We’ve had some amazing breaks down there, my boys love it, lots of rock pools and that sort of thing plus the pubs are real pubs.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever had is: Don’t stick your head out of a moving train, Once is enough!

I am never without: A good book. I’ve recently read ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls, a great story and very funny.

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