Meet Laura Haverson

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Laura Haverson, Designer 

Tell us a bit about yourself

Seeing live bands, trying out new recipes and braving the North Sea in my wetsuit is how I spend my spare time. All with a cup of earl grey in hand.

Summarise your role at JUMP

As a designer at JUMP, my role is to embrace new projects and find the best creative solutions. This involves researching the brief, sketching ideas and collaborating with the team to produce new and unique designs for brands, campaigns and websites.

How did you get into graphic design?

Graphic design has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up with a mum who’s a designer always meant my creative streak was embraced and a career in graphics was something to explore. After a brief dip into Human Physiology, I studied Graphic & Communication Design at University of Leeds and enjoyed placements in London and Amsterdam. I felt like I was on the right path and moved back home to Newcastle to begin working as a designer.

Describe the project you've worked on that you're proudest of. What did you do that worked out particularly well?

In the short time I’ve been at JUMP I’ve immediately got stuck into some really interesting briefs, with the St Martins Care website being a highlight so far. As a subject close to my heart, it’s been hugely rewarding to design a new site that adds warmth and personality to the care company and allows people to find the right place for them.

What do you hope to achieve at JUMP?

I hope to learn and improve my skills by taking on new challenges and working closely with the talented team around me. I hope to contribute new ideas and create work that I’m really proud of.

What do you like most about graphic and web design?

I love the excitement I get from seeing beautiful design and how it influences a new idea. I’m hugely inspired by illustration and photography and love collecting posters, tickets and flyers from all over the place to kick start my creativity. No two briefs are the same which means every work day is different.

Finally, what advice would you give to any junior designers starting out?

Research, collaborate and ask questions. Don’t be put off by not reaching a solution within the first 5 minutes, good ideas sometimes take time to emerge.

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