The lovely Ellen is joining us in the studio this week while Reiss is sunning it up on his well deserved holidays. And what better way to get to know Ellen than some quick fire questions?
1. What’s your name?
2. Your age?
3. Where did you study?
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee.
4. Favourite piece of work?
This is a tough one. I think the Selfridges Sustainability Animation by Anna Ginsburg & Sara Andreasson because I like that it is illustration combined with animation.
5. Favourite designer & why?
Kate Moross — the first designer that showed me that you could combine illustration and graphics.
6. Favourite design tool?
Always sketchbooks and pens to start off with. Digital-wise, it has to be InDesign.
7. Your go-to font?
Value serif or the classic GT Walsheim
8. Tee or coffee order?
Oat milk flat white
9. Favourite studio music?
A mix of upbeat songs. Something that will keep me awake and inspired.
10. What did you want to be when you were younger?
It’s always been an artist. Both my grandparents are artists, one in textiles and the other in fine art, so originally I thought I wanted to be a painter.
We are really looking forward to working with Ellen over the next week and seeing all of the awesome ideas she comes up with.