Placemarque welcomes a new designer to the team

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We welcomed Jessie-Jo Scaife to the team last month as an assistant graphic designer.

Jessie graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2019 and since then has been pursuing her passion for graphic design as freelance designer, working on a range of digital and print ready projects for local independent businesses.

In fine Placemarque tradition, we’ve asked her to share a bit more about herself. Here’s Jessie, on Jessie.

What’s your favourite TV show?

I don’t watch that much TV so this is a bit difficult but I do like nature documentaries and indie films.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I did ballet for seven years so it would have to be either a ballerina or something creative… 

What excites you about wayfinding?

I love that through our art and creative design we can help people connect with different kinds of spaces and environments.

The idea that so many people will be able to use the signage I have helped design is amazing.

What past accomplishments do you think will help you in your new role?

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam Uni in 2019 with first class honours in graphic design. That year I won an award for designing and creating the most publications in one year. I believe this personal drive to push myself will help me in my new role as there is always going to be a deadline that needs meeting!

I still make publications and attend zine festivals where I can. It’s so inspiring to connect with other like-minded creatives.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I love live music and life drawing. I love to illustrate things around my apartment, and when I’m traveling around I try to find classes in different countries as I love to meet people from all corners of the globe. I was initially an illustrator before developing a love for graphic design, so I still enjoy practising it in my spare time.

I also really enjoy camping, wild swimming and losing myself in the wilderness. 

What are you most looking forward to in your new position?

I’ll enjoy researching new places and troubleshooting that information to help develop a strategy and the right look for a space.

Collaboration also plays an important role in our sector, so I’m looking forward to working with others to help people get from A to B.

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.

Welcome to the team, Jessie!

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