Meet the Team:
Adrián Martin, Designer
Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the team’ page comes our mini blog series. Each week, hear personally from our team members about their roles at JUMP and more. This week, meet Adrián...
Tell us a bit about yourself
Instagram addict, illustration maker and fruit stickers collector. I was born in sunny Valencia (Spain) but spent my university years studying Advertising between Castellón, Newcastle and Brazil.
Summarise your role at JUMP
As a graphic designer at JUMP, I help our clients to be the best version of themselves through creating visual concepts and producing work for both digital and print. I also manage JUMP’s Instagram account. So if you were wondering who was behind the amazing content, I guess you got an answer. Ha!
How did you get into graphic design?
As a kid I was always very attracted by everything related to the arts. My parents signed me up to singing, dancing, clarinet and painting classes – intense! In the end what really stuck with me was the drive for creating visual pieces and Advertising and Graphic Design seemed like a good option to explore. And what can I say? I love it!
Describe a project you’ve worked on that you are particularly proud of. What did you do that went well?
Newcastle University Careers Service. I spent part of my Erasmus year as a Newcastle University student so it felt like things had come full circle and it was great to work with them on the rebrand.
The brief was very interesting and the process allowed me to learn a lot about the importance of research in a project. It was really interesting to do focus groups with both the client and students and it really helped to produce a creative solution that was specifically tailored to answer the needs that the brief had presented. In the end we used an illustrative approach which received really good feedback from the client, students and the rest of our creative team. It was very satisfying.
What do you hope to achieve at JUMP?
I hope to inspire and to get inspired by everyone around me. It’s important for me to grow as a designer and keep bringing something new and relevant to the team.
What do you like most about graphic and web design?
I love both the process and seeing the final result. And the fact that every week is different from the week before! That means we are constantly learning, which of course makes our job very exciting.
Finally, what advice would you give to any junior designers starting out?
Be curious, ask questions and keep learning every day!
Creativity is a lifestyle. It’s not just a button we can turn on when we want. Go to the theatre, read books, sketch… keep those ideas flowing!
Leave your computer every now and then and get your hands dirty. Design is fun and should definitely be much more than just sitting at a computer all day!