In this installment of People of Privalgo we meet our amazingly talented and creative Graphic Designer Erin Battersby. Part of our all-Aussie marketing team, Erin shares her experience from Melbourne to Monument.
Background in Two Lines
I’ve recently moved to London from Melbourne, Australia to drink more tea and further my career in design. I would have liked to say I moved for the weather as well, but you all know I’d be lying. I have four years’ experience in the creative and design industries working across a variety of different sectors.
My first role in design was with a major sewing and craft retail company in Melbourne, after they approached me at my University Capstone exhibition! In my spare time I enjoy arts and crafts and other creative outlets. My main achievements since moving to London have been not killing any of my plants and finishing a 10km run.
How and why Privalgo?
I started in March this year after seeing a post in a Aussies in London forum. The idea of working for a start-up business excited me because the management team are all so motivated and keen to help their team members grow.
Your Role in Two Lines
I am part of the marketing team at Privalgo working mainly alongisde Harry Solomon who heads that brief. I work across a variety of projects, including but not limited to designing presentations, social graphics and web elements. I enjoying having the opportunity to work with different people in the team and enjoy visually interpreting their brilliant ideas. Working alongside Harry is also great because we speak the same language and that’s fair dinkum.
Implementing the Privalgo brand refresh, which has been very well received. I thoroughly enjoyed creating design elements for the website and having the brand concept flow across the business as a whole. I’m also really enjoying having more creative control over projects in comparison to my previous job. It’s challenging me to think more creatively which is helping me grow on professional and personal levels.
Potential of the Privalgo Brand
I’m excited for the future of Privalgo, I believe the company can get bigger and better and I am excited at the prospect of my new design concepts and branding creating an impact inside Privalgo and beyond.
The Privalgo Vibe
From the very first day I have felt extremely welcome and at home. Now into my third month I have met some some really cool people. And importantly I am learning about areas that affect my life but knew little about. Discussing the economy is not high on the agenda for designers, but it’s important for me to get outside the comfort zone of the Adobe software.