In this “Meet n’ Greet” series, we’ll introduce you to some of the incredible people working at xDesign who help us drive our growth and success, every day. This week, we’re highlighting our junior designer, Emma Harvey. Read on to learn about her background in the field, her interest in design theory, and her one-word description of xDesign!
1. First things first! What is your role at xDesign and how long have you been with the company?
I’m a junior designer and I’ve been with xDesign for just over eight months now.
2. What’s your professional background & what led you here?
I graduated from university, where I studied graphic design during the pandemic and spent some time doing freelance work creating animation and video content for social media. It wasn’t until almost a year later that one of my previous university lecturers reached out to tell me xDesign had a vacant junior design position. After becoming more and more interested in the world of digital design through my freelance work, the opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time!
3. What’s involved in your day-to-day role?
Every day is different at work. I like to get involved in a wide range of activities and learn as much as I can about the ins and outs of a project, from discovery through to design. This means I can be doing a variety of things like fleshing out screen designs or supporting discovery workshops and research interviews. I’m lucky that I get to work with and experience so many facets of xDesign, including things beyond the design team, and be involved in lots of different and exciting projects.
4. What’s something you’re passionate about when it comes to your work?
I was extremely interested in design history and theoretical study throughout university, so I’ve always been passionate about the relationship that exists between design and user, and how this affects behaviours and decision making. When we create designs, we influence the quality of decisions, so it’s important to implement strong ethics in all aspects of your work to create good designs that generate positive changes and a lasting impact.
5. Describe xDesign in one word.
Evolving. Interested in joining the xDesign team? View our open roles.