Senior graphic designer Jess Venson celebrates her 4-year working anniversary at Northern Media, having originally joined in April 2014 on a Graphic Design Apprenticeship from Barnsley College.
Jess has put in a lot of hard work over the years which has seen her continued development and helped achieve some excellent results for clients and supported the completion of some fantastic projects over the years. It is because of Jess’s continued commitment and dedication that, four years after joining, she is now Senior Graphic Designer at Northern Media.
Have a read of a short Q&A we had with Jess about her time at Northern Media:
Q. What have you learned since joining Northern Media?
A. I started with only the basic knowledge of design and marketing industry. Because I was the only designer I had no one to teach me the skills, everything I know is from experience on the job, learning as I go. My confidence has grown as I wouldn’t have dreamt of going to networking events or speaking in front of a large group of people! It doesn’t bother me anymore and I actually really enjoy it now!
Q. How far has the company progressed since you joined?
A. When I first started there were just 4 of us all squashed into a small room. Now we are a team of 15, with our own office… I forget how far we have come! We have a great team and all pitch into projects whenever needed….I even remember helping with populating a large ecommerce website!
Q. What you like best about working for Northern Media?
A. I love that we all get along as a team and often bounce ideas off each other. I also love that no day is the same! I could be designing a website home page for a massive business one day and the next I could be coming up with ideas for a social media graphic for a local client.
Q. Best tip/advice for junior graphic designers?
A. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you have a question, there’s a reason you’re asking it, no one will judge if you don’t know! Don’t let anyone say you can’t do something! Prove them wrong! If you really want it, work hard, stay committed and you’ll get there no matter what anyone else says!
Northern Media is a full-service marketing agency based in Wakefield. We provide a range of professional services to clients across Yorkshire including graphic design, email marketing, web development and social media.
If you’d like more information about the range of services we offer, contact us today on 01924367105.