Behind the Scenes at Faber : Meet Abbie
At Faber, we’re pretty good at sharing the amazing work we do through our Portfolio and Before and After pages. But we thought it was high time we allowed you a peek at our inner workings; a closer look at the team responsible for making the magic happen; who they are, what they do – plus 10 quickfire questions to see what really makes them tick.
Meet Abbie, our resident graphic designer. She creates unique branding concepts for our clients; from designing logos and restaurant websites, to producing menu designs and marketing collateral. She’s also responsible for our in-house graphic design and marketing – which includes sharing what we’ve all been up to via Instagram.
She joined Faber last summer after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Graphic Design. One of her favourite things about working here is the laidback atmosphere and friendly work ethic. “Everyone is very like-minded and gets on really well – it’s nice to feel completely comfortable around people you’re with every day,” she says.
Outside of work, she’s a bit of a gym junkie and tries to fit in a workout at least five times a week. She’s also a keen photographer and loves exploring new cities so she can hone her photography skills.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Clumsy, motivated, organised.
What is your greatest achievement?
Probably managing to get a job straight out of university!
What made you want to become a graphic designer?
I love the thought of my work being used and visible to the public, so I can show my family and friends whenever I see something I’ve designed! Being a graphic designer means I can put my creative flair on any brief I’m given, allowing me to produce something original yet still sticking to what the client wants.
What is your favourite Faber project?
Marmalade – I love the colour palette used throughout!
What is your feel-good song?
Tongue tied – Grouplove
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Alaska. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always wanted to go.
How would you describe your perfect weekend?
I’m a big fan of city breaks, whether these are in England or in another country. I love constantly snapping photographs of everything and anything and visiting loads of quirky bars and restaurants whilst I’m there.
What are you most afraid of?
Spiders – very predictable, but I’m absolutely terrified!
People who stand in the way when they get on the train without making room for anyone else to get on.
People who walk really slowly but not in a straight line, so it’s impossible to get past
What three items could you not live without?
Peanut butter, pizza, headphones.