A day in the life of a Digital Designer

Mo Doolan
  • Mo Doolan
  • Social and Content Manager

I had the privilege of sitting with Sam for the day as he talked me through website visuals, email templates and various design programs!

Now a little bit more enlightened in the ways of web design, I was intrigued to ask the following questions;

Hi Sam!

Hi Mo!

Tell me, what are you working on at the moment?

I have just finished the redesign for our own site. This has been a few months in the making. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s really rewarding to see it go live and to hear all the great feedback we’ve received. I have also been working on design visuals for a pitch, fingers crossed. Today I am coding html email templates.

That's awesome, it's great to see the new website up and running and it looks amazing! So, what made you want to become a web designer?

It’s your typical creative story I’m afraid. As a child, I loved creating things. Painting, drawing, Lego, wood, anything I could get my hands on. This led me to study art at college. Soon I found myself being drawn towards Graphic Design more than any other discipline. After graduating from the Arts Institute Bournemouth in 2005 I was very fortunate to land myself a job with a web design agency. I admit now that I knew very little about web, but they were a great bunch of people and taught me a lot. I have since spent a decade honing my skills. A lot has changed in the last 12 years.

That experience and unmistakable creative flair is demonstrated in Sam's work below.

Pictured above, the homepage design for Portsmouth Festivities.