We welcomed Tom Tymon to our team this month as an assistant graphic designer.
Tom joins us from Carme Home where he was working as an Ecommerce Assistant.
As is Placemarque tradition, the first thing we did was grill him so that we can get to know him a bit better.
Here’s what he said:
What’s your favourite TV show?
As a comedy lover, my favourite TV show has got to be Peep Show. From the absurd scenarios to the cringeworthy first-person camera shots, it brings me to tears every time and really helps me unwind.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was younger, I always wanted to be an archaeologist. I was fascinated by the history of different areas and was obsessed with the idea of uncovering a piece of the past.
The fascination still stands, and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to embrace and celebrate heritage in my work in the design of our wayfinding solutions – whether that’s through interpretation boards or the design of signage itself.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love music and I spend almost all my free time listening to it.
As a keen guitar player I take every opportunity I can get to play as a group and get creative.
What past accomplishments do you think will help you in your new role?
Something that I think will help me in the role is my experience with navigation.
I’ve always loved the outdoors and got involved with the Scouts and the Duke of Edinburgh awards when I was younger, so I’m no stranger to map reading. It’ll be great to transfer this knowledge to more urban areas.
What excites you about wayfinding?
For me, it’s the way that it helps people connect with an area, whether they’re already familiar or it’s completely new.
There are always amazing things to see if you know where to look, and I’m looking forward to being able to guide people towards them.
What are you most looking forward to in your new position?
Apart from getting to know a new group of people, I’m excited to get stuck into projects that will give a breath of fresh air to a place while still connecting with its culture and history.