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The purpose of article series ‘Women In Design’ is to feature, showcase and share the reality of being a woman in design. We gather and showcase stories, career journeys, as well as advice and wisdom.
Tabitha: I’m Tabitha, a Designer at Sunhouse Creative, an independent and positively different brand and packaging agency in Bath.
Since I graduated University in 2018, I have explored many avenues of the design industry. I went straight into a 3 month internship where I got my first taste of brand design, and from there, I have worked in various agencies. All were specialising in different areas of design, such as spatial design, marketing, advertising, illustration, digital design, motion, customer experience and engagement.
I loved exploring these different design disciplines, but I always knew my heart was set on brand and packaging. That’s when I decided to approach Sunhouse. I sent in my portfolio and asked if they’d consider taking me on; to my surprise, they did! I had limited design experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, but I was willing to learn and knew that with my determination and passion, my skills would be transferable. I still have lots to learn, but we never stop learning as designers. It’s what makes being a designer so fun!
I have been loving my time at Sunhouse so far, and I feel so lucky to be part of an agency that isn’t only super fun and supportive to work for but also has strong values, becoming B Corp certified and a member of 1% for the planet!
Tabitha: In the past 5 years, I’ve had various managers and mentors, good and bad! Good role models are essential as they set an example of the kind of person you want to be. The best managers I’ve had have inspired me, given me direction and made me the person I am today. Alternatively, I have had some memorable poor role models, but these experiences can be just as meaningful if you’re willing to learn from them.