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Posted June 8, 2018

Shipmate Spotlight – Kara Clifford.

What quote do you live your life by?
I don’t think I can choose just one.

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.” – David Carson

I used to have that one written everywhere, but I don’t think it’s a quote I could say that I ‘live my life by’. It’s my favourite though.

“Love what you do;
Do what you love.” – Wayne W Dyer

That’s probably the one that I try to live my life by.

Ten years ago, what did you think you’d be doing now?
Ten years ago I was 14 – just a little un’ in high school. I think I wanted to be a religious education teacher. How things change.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?
To steer me away from being soppy and saying family, I’ll say cheesy chips.

What are you listening to/ reading/ watching at the moment?
I’m currently re-reading all the Harry Potter books. I read them when I was little and I thought it was about time to read them again. I heard some girl on the train having a rant about how she hates it when people call themselves Harry Potter fans but only like the films, so I thought I’d better read them before I get some angry HP fans after me.

As my commute is such a long one (an hour and a half) I pass the time by watching Netflix. So, I get through programmes pretty quickly. I’ve just finished four seasons of Jane the Virgin, which is so painfully bad it’s good.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m still a big kid at heart. I spend quite a bit of time playing Sims (yes, really!). I also try and design in my spare time too to keep the passion there! I recently got conned into buying a monthly cinema pass for a year, so I’m going there quite a lot with a few friends. Oh and I also get through my fair share of gin.

What’s your favourite thing about agency life?
Referring back to the quote from Q1, my favourite thing is being able to do what I love. I also love the atmosphere and the crew!

What’s your previous working experience?
I stayed on at uni to get my masters degree so I was a late bloomer in the job department. I’ve only had one previous job before here, where I was a design manager at a small agency in Huddersfield.

What are you working on at the minute that we should know about?
I am working on quite a lot at the minute. We have just finished the new Little Tikes website, which was a really fun project to work on! We’re just about to launch our own website too. I am also trying to get more into video, so I’ve been working on a video for Tikes, which will be released on the blog soon!

What are you excited about during the next year at TBB?
There’s never a quiet day here, which suits me because I love keeping busy!

I’m really excited to continue to watch the company grow.


Posted by Kara Clifford

Graphic designer, Masters graduate and a recent overnight crazy cat lady with a 'secret' love for Noel Fielding.