Meet Oli: Senior Designer at Klutch

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This week we find out a bit more about Oli, who is a Senior Designer here at Klutch Studio.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Outside the studio my time is mainly spent with my now 18 month old son. He’s a tiny ball of energy that constantly keeping me both entertained and on my toes. Other than that I really enjoy lacing up my running shoes and hitting the road getting the miles in.

How did you get here?

Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to be within a creative environment. Having dyslexia has meant I found more traditional subjects at school challenging, but I thrived within art & design. From school I headed to college where I studied, art & design specialising in graphic design in the second and final year. From there I went onto university and received a BA(Hons) in graphic design, graduating in 2012.

Following education I took the leap and moved to London where I went into a number of internships. All of these were great experiences where I learnt a lot in a short space of time, met from some great people and really began to feel like a designer. A notable internship was with Vice magazine where after I interned I stayed on to freelance for a number of months after. Soon after that I landed my first permanent position at Feed agency where I worked on a number of accounts for big brands such as ebay, Gumtree, Virgin Active & Ancestry UK. Throughout my time there I really honed my skills, needing to be pixel perfect and work at a fast pace to tight deadlines. In 2020 I went on the look for new exciting prospects, that’s when I joined Klutch Studio and have not looked back. Full speed ahead…

Where do you seek creative inspiration?

Anywhere and everywhere.

Be brave. Question anything and everything. Step out of your comfort zone, that’s where you’ll learn and develop the most.

Oli Phillips

What excites you the most about working in the creative industry?

The people, the culture, the pace of the work and the ever changing landscape really excites me.

What do you think is the definition of great design?

Great design helps to solve complex problems. It should deliver messages in a clear and concise way that are easily understood while not compromising visually.

If you could go back in time what would advice would you give yourself?

Be brave. Question anything and everything. Step out of your comfort zone, that’s where you’ll learn and develop the most.

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