“I loved handling the whole creative process, from inception to completion – and working for myself allowed me to do this.” Freelance web/graphic designer, founder of Spurwing Creative and The Robora’s web woman, Claire Wood, talks business…
Claire Wood lives in Worcestershire. She’s a freelance web and graphic designer.
1. Describe your business in one sentence…
One stop shop (woman) for all things digital and creative.
2. How did you decide to start working in this field?
I studied graphic design at university and always wanted to be creative for a living. I worked my way up through the ranks as a junior at an architectural firm creating architectural visuals and was able to branch out into their marketing and wider design – before creating their first website! I then worked for a design agency before going freelance in 2009. I loved handling the whole creative process, from inception to completion and working for myself allowed me to do this.
3. Describe an average working week…
I work around my children, so school hours are my key times. Although I love what I do and so I often work evenings too, I can’t stay away. Often I have to allow a chunk of time to concentrate on a particular design project, so I then like to work at my favourite local cafe.
4. How do you spend your weekends?
My weekend are all about family. We like to meet up with my wider family for lunch, snuggle for a film and take my teenage step-daughter shopping.
5. In a dream world: one year from now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I guess I would love to still be doing what I do now. I would like to take on some more publishing work, as book covers are one of my favourite things to create.
Need a web or graphic designer? Get in touch with Claire.