Meet The Team:
Rachel Alexander, 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. Meet our newest designer, Rachel…
Tell us a bit about yourself
I was born and brought up in the Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland before moving to Dundee for university, then moving to Newcastle to start work at JUMP. I'm also a fan of anything vintage, from the fashions and hairstyles to the cars, motorbikes and the odd tractor.
Summarise your role at JUMP
I’m a graphic designer at JUMP, and so far I’ve been working on print materials for a range of different clients, from small flyers and brochures to large scale exhibitions.
How did you get into graphic design?
I was always creative, right from when I drew on the hearth stones in the sitting room as a toddler. As I got older, and got to study art at school, I got to explore various design disciplines including graphic design. I knew then that graphic design was what I wanted to do.
Describe a project you’ve worked on that you are particularly proud of. What did you do that went well?
At the time of writing this I haven't worked at JUMP very long, but some of the work I'm most proud of are my final degree show projects, as they are what helped me to get the job. I designed the branding for a hypothetical Film Noir film festival, with final outcomes including posters, cinema tickets, match books and a booklet going into detail about the featured films.
What do you hope to achieve at JUMP?
I am looking forward to learning from and getting to collaborate with the great team at JUMP and to developing my own skills as I go.
What do you like most about graphic design?
I like how graphic design can allow you to explore many different techniques, from digital outcomes to printmaking.
Finally, what advice would you give to any junior designers starting out??
Be curious. If you see something you like try to find out who designed it, what techniques they used, that sort of thing. And don't forget to be nice to people.