Jo Evans, Senior Design Manager

 

What’s been the most exciting campaign you’ve worked on and why?

As Spreckley’s in-house designer there have been so many creative design jobs I have been involved with. Most recently I’ve had the privilege to work with Neota Logic creating brochures, icons and some very intricate infographics.

I’m also responsible for our new business proposal designs. Thoroughly researching the prospective client really interests me and I’m able to create a cohesive visual tool to aid in the presentation process.

 

What do you enjoy the most about working at Spreckley?

I’ve been at Spreckley over 20 years so there must be something keeping me here. There’s a great working ethic and atmosphere… maybe that’s it? My contribution to a project is always well received by colleagues and clients.

 

How did you hear about Spreckley and why did you want to join?

It was a random interview from a recruiter, and I was offered the job on the spot… hard to say no to that! The wide variation of projects was enticing, with a constant learning curve. It’s never been boring.

 

If you weren’t in PR, what would you be doing instead?

I like to think I’d be a graphic designer somewhere else. Failing that I would work in an animal shelter and probably have a house full of all the unwanted strays.

 

Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?

I’m quite small and petite so it’s always a bit of a shock when I tell people I used to do martial arts. Although it’s less of a shock once they get to know me.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Mind-bending of course!

 

Who inspires you?

The British designer, Vaughan Oliver. I really love his work, it’s dark, moody and a tad disturbing. He’s designed some amazing stuff for the record company 4AD (Cocteau Twins, Pixies etc) and the music always reminds me of my punk college days… good times.

 

What do you collect, and why?

I’m not sure I really collect anything although I do seem to have accumulated a lot of cowboy boots. So, basically, shoes!

 

Favourite quote

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln