Q. How did you gain your placement at Tigerprint?
A. For winning the Gift Packaging and Envelope online competition, 2012.
Q. Please describe what you did whilst on your placement i.e. briefs worked on etc.
A. 3d related briefs for cards, seasonal gift packaging and games concepts/inner 3d pieces for older children/adults.
Q. What did you most enjoy about your placement?
A. The creative hard working environment and all the very friendly, helpful people.
Q. Was there anything you did not enjoy about the placement?
A. No, it was an intense buzzing 2 weeks.
Q. Are there any things, which you think we could improve about the placements?
Q. Have you had any freelance work offers from Tigerprint following your placement and if yes what types?
A. Yes, a set brief covering a 3d luxury gift packaging range for males and a 3d gift pack brief aimed at the mature female customer.
Q. What is your dream job?
A. To continue to expand my freelance clients in the greetings industry.
Q. Who is your favourite designer & why?
A. Ellen Giggenbach is a favourite of mine. I find her work a great combination of folk art, retro illustration, painted texture, wonderful graphic pattern. I love how she creates her images from her vibrantly coloured papers, all painted with acrylic and cut out. Ellen’s delightful paper craft kits are visually stunning too.
Q. What has been your favourite trend in 2012?
A. I am drawn to Scandi/Nordic combined with the homespun feel.
Q. How do you like your tea?
A. Yorkshire Tea tastes great with a substantial slice of delicious cake or a special biscuit.
Q. What is your favourite font?
A. Wild Western/Circus type fonts, some great vintage examples on The Lost Type Blog, worth a look.
Q. What’s on your ipod?
A. Chillout Classics, Springsteen, Led Zep, Creedence, Deacon Blue, Lady Gaga, Adele.
Q. What do you do for fun?
A. Health club classes are great fun, Zumba and Salsa, the music all helps!
Q. What’s your favourite design blog?
A. Print and Pattern is a favourite.
Q. What makes you happy?
A. Being creative and proactive, I really enjoy design projects, whether commissioned or personal, 3d or Spoonflower patterns, I always grow from them.
To find out more about Paula visit her website or on Linkedin.