Helen has been with us now for ten years – fresh from University, she started out on placement answering the phones and making coffee…then just never left!
These days you’ll find her heading up the design team – making sure all design work goes to plan and the clients are happy!
Here’s a little insight to Helen’s journey and how she feels about a decade at ATTAIN!
“After spending 3 years studying Advertising, I landed my placement at ATTAIN – on reception, making brews and answering the phones… but as far as I was concerned, it was a foot in the door! My chance to prove myself! Now, I was under no illusions the real world was going to be tough, what I didn’t realise was just how little I actually KNEW!
Luckily, my core creative nature took hold and I somehow managed to get an extension on my placement. This was one of the most valuable experiences I’d had in my life, up until this point. As soon as I walked in, it was a different world – all these new sounds, noises, phrases, deadlines, structures! They say the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Well if this is true, I was the wisest person on the planet at that moment in time.
After a year of working on reception and making more brews than I dare to count, I finally blagged my way onto payroll as a ‘Junior Designer’. I was finally in a creative environment; soaking up all of the expertise and talent I was surrounded by, learning a million new things every day – I was in my element. I was lucky to have a great mentor who saw something in me and helped me to develop and nurture my new found skills. Long story short, I worked my way from Junior Designer, to Designer, to Senior Designer, to finally…Head of Design.
Nowadays I’m managing a small design team, creating my own pitches, managing accounts and still learning every single day! I’m excited for the future of ATTAIN and hope to continue growing and developing my design team!
I’m so grateful to ATTAIN for taking a chance on that short, shy, blonde girl ten years ago – I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without them!”