Employee Spotlight: Mat
When you’re a Digital Designer at Digital Media Team, there aren’t enough hours in the day…
Which makes Mathew French a very busy man! When he’s not creating beautiful images for clients he’s lending a hand with websites, or working his magic on one of his many projects.
It’s Mat’s turn to tell us a bit more about his role at DMT, so here goes.
Hi Mat. Can you tell us a bit more about your role at Digital Media Team?
Basically I create images and design websites. I also work with the advertising team to come up with concepts for ourselves and clients. I do some branding design when clients need it, but the majority of my time is creating images for use in adverts.
What attracted you to the company?
The opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with quite a lot of creative freedom, as well as the overall atmosphere in the office.
What kind of challenges do you face in your role?
I’m constantly juggling quite a lot of projects, and have to adapt my schedule on an almost daily basis to accommodate urgent requests etc.
What’s the best bit about your role?
Diversity, I get to work on a really wide range of projects, one day could be a website update, next day branding design, then onto adverts for a range of different industries and then animating videos. I never feel like I’m in a rut.
What’s been your favourite project to work on so far?
I’d say my favourite project so far has been the rebranding of Digital Media Team itself, it was a huge undertaking but I’m happy with the outcome, and it’s constantly evolving even now.
If you were a social media platform, which one would you be and why?
Definitely Instagram, it’s almost entirely visual, and most importantly it’s simple and to the point, much like me.
Finally, what advice would you give to anyone wanting to become a Digital Designer?
I’d say it’s important to really enjoy what you do. You’re permanently learning, and there will always be so much to learn, if you don’t enjoy it enough to spend your spare time researching or noticing and noting a weird range of design features wherever you are, you’re probably just going to fall further and further behind. Design is an industry that is fuelled by passion, good designers love what they do, and they get inspiration from (and learn from) everything, everywhere, all the time.
Thanks Mat! We’re excited to see how you can help DMT to continue evolving.