Twenty years ago today I joined Platform One as a designer: three years later, I became a partner - one of the best decisions I've made.
I am blessed to work with my best friend(s), some lovely clients and fantastic suppliers, many of whom I consider friends.
During these years we have worked on some amazing projects throughout the UK and our foray into Abu Dhabi - a truly unforgettable experience.
Wow, has our industry changed during these years, not always for the better. When I joined, I brought the computer skills and trained David on the job. The studio still has samples of Letraset and camera-ready artwork, saved in the plan-chest for posterity. While 90% of our work has some computer aspect we still utilise our hand-drawing skills wherever possible.
Our studio is filled with laughter throughout the day, but we are equally serious about the work we create. Most of all I'm proud to work with a hugely talented designer and genuinely nice man.
David nurtured my talents, from my early days as a student on work experience, oversaw my work throughout my tenure in art college, and encouraged me during my other employment. So it was the most natural thing in the world when I joined him in the big adventure that is Platform One.
Here's looking forward to the next twenty years and all the wonderful projects that will hopefully be on offer. Whatever the challenges we are sure to embrace them wholeheartedly.