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 marketing executive, Rachel Brown.
Read on to learn more about what led her to the world of tech, what her day-to-day looks like and how she would describe xDesign in one word.
1. First things first! What is your role at xDesign and how long have you been with the company?
I’m a marketing executive and I joined xDesign in October 2021.
2. What’s your professional background & what led you here?
I’ve always had an interest in marketing, and studied it at university. After graduating, I didn’t have a focus on any particular industry, so ended up exploring a multitude of things. I landed a marketing role within a recruitment agency, which unfortunately came to a sharp end due to the pandemic. After brushing myself off, I went on to do a short contract with the NHS as a marketing and communications officer, then became digital marketing executive for a local creative agency, running campaigns for a variety of clients.
It wasn’t until a friend of mine told me about xDesign and how they were hiring that I started considering a career in tech. After reading the job role, and having some exposure to the world of tech in previous jobs, I knew it was the right move for me.
Starting my career in the midst of a pandemic wasn’t the smoothest of journeys, but in hindsight I got to gain experience in a number of different industries and types of marketing, which I’m really grateful for!
3. What’s involved in your day-to-day role?
A variety of things! Working with a collaborative team, I get to be involved in all aspects of xDesign’s marketing including events, websites, content creation, social media, internal projects - the list goes on!
I also have regular 1:1s with various members of my team, as well as keep in close contact with people in other departments, to make sure we can support them in every possible way. This can be liaising with design to create visuals for various projects, working with developers to optimise our website, or our talent acquisition team to promote our career offerings. I love getting to work with so many different and talented people.
4. What’s something you’re passionate about when it comes to your work?
There’s a lot of things that I’m passionate about in my role, but one that stands out is seeing a project come to life. It’s so exciting to take an idea and work with a talented bunch of individuals to evolve it into something great, whether it be a blog post, event, or a full-blown campaign.
5. Describe xDesign in one word.
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