Meet the Team // Lucy.
As part of our 'Meet the team' blog series we sit down with Lucy, one of the talented in-house Graphic Designers at the DayOne office in Canterbury, Kent.
Name: Lucy Ryan.
Team Role: Graphic Designer.
Unofficial Team Role: Master Tea Drinker.
Worldly wisdom: I keep a list of interesting quotes I hear or come across. This is one of my favourites...'The most important thing in life is to be curious, endlessly curious' - Tomi Ungerer.
How did you get to where you are now?
By the scenic route! : ) My childhood was spent drawing, painting and dreaming. Then I grew up and thought I needed to do something more sensible. But the creative urge in me kept gnawing away so after some frustrated years in other fields I eventually found my way back and retrained in graphic design. It was tough to change track but definitely worth it.
Why did you choose to come and work with Vespa/DayOne?
Two things are important to me in a company...the people/culture and the quality of the work. Vespa/Day One hits the nail on the head for both of these things so when the opportunity came up to join the team I jumped at the chance.
What do you consider your greatest strength?
Perseverance. If I want to achieve something, I'll keep going till I do it. Creatively, I love idea generation and mastering new skills.
What’s the last song played on your Spotify/iTunes?
'Overpowered' by Róisín Murphy. Her voice is so unique and sublime.
Favourite movie or TV series?
Has to be 'Breaking Bad'. Didn't see the light of day for about three weeks while watching the whole thing back to back. In the middle of the spin off 'Better Call Saul' now. The writing is so good.
Celebrity Big Brother. I know it's awful. But so addictive.
Lessons still to be learnt?
Never leave the house without your keys (locksmiths are VERY expensive!).
It’s Saturday afternoon, where might we find you?
Locked out of my house! (see previous answer)