Say hi to our newest team member, Bella Turnbull-Finnegan, who joins us as a Designer.
To welcome her to the Ink+Iris family, we thought we’d throw her 10 questions to get to know her better (and draw a little inspiration for ourselves), so here’s a little insight into the creative brain of our newest recruit!
Why are you a designer?
I feel that every instance of visual communication has a responsibility to be engaging and considered. Being a designer allows me to find creative solutions to solve complicated problems. As a visual person, I feel I have a skill to offer to non-visual thinkers and learners in order to communicate their ideas more efficiently and in more engaging ways.
What drew you to join Ink+Iris?
What drew me to Ink+Iris was their clear goal to improve storytelling through presentations, and in turn, empower people with their own content visualised in better ways.
What is your favourite part about working for Ink+Iris so far?
My favourite part is the difference in product from when we receive it from the client to once we’ve finished working on it. There is a lot of satisfaction that comes from seeing befores and afters. Also, for presentations that we create from scratch, I feel empowered finding new or different ways of visualising information to transform content. Visualising content in an engaging way has the power to transform ideas and creates a deeper understanding for the viewer to draw them in.
Who is your favourite designer/artist, and why?
I think it changes nearly every week! I’m constantly on the lookout for new work and inspiration. Here’s the list this week:
Print design by Anna Jaques of Nicety Studio, the creative brain of Frankie Ratford, illustrations by Ellie Hopely of Shuturp and branding by Carla Palette.
What is your favourite book/story, and why?
Any story about self discovery – a favourite that comes to mind is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Any true story of triumph where “underdog-wins” narratives are my favourites.
If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
I’d want to instantly be able to bust out a 1940s swing dance “collegiate shag” on a night out!
Who has been your biggest role model in life or career, and why?
There are so many people who I admire for their very inspirational and special traits. My close friends and family all have characteristics that I admire, and collectively they inspire me in both my life and my career.
If you had to get one word tattooed on your body, what would it be?
That scares me, because I’d have to choose a font I could live with for the rest of my life!
I’d have the same as Casey Neistat: “DO MORE”.
What is biggest pet peeve?
I have so many! People who are rude and inconsiderate would top the list. And people who don’t walk on the left side of the pavement!
When have you felt the most empowered in your life, and why?
Whenever I’ve gone travelling by myself. There’ve been times that I’ve felt scared but there’s something so empowering at the same time.