What attracted you to Joules and why did you choose to work for us?
I was drawn to the creativity and fun nature of Joules and always enjoyed flicking through the pages of the catalogues to inspire me for the season ahead. After completing a degree in Illustration, I contacted the Photography department to see whether they had any opportunities within their team and luckily they said ‘yes’! After two years spent working in the Shoot Team coordinating the product photography for online and the catalogues, I joined the Direct Marketing Team as a Campaign Co-ordinator.
Tell us about a typical day…
Depending on whether I am working on an offline or online campaign my day can be quite varied. When working on the catalogues I spend a lot of time with the Artworkers and Copywriters reviewing each page to ensure the imagery and copy work in unison. Online is a much faster pace and I can be juggling email briefs, planning digital features and making sure all our plans for the week are kept up to date…post-it notes are my best friend! I love the diversity of being able to work between both of these areas, it keeps things fresh and interesting.
What's the best thing about working at Joules?
I have a great team around me and everyone is so friendly…there are always plenty of yummy treats in the office as well!
What’s been your biggest achievement so far?
It’s so rewarding to see an email in my inbox or a catalogue pop through my door that I’ve worked on. Working on the Joules Best In Field campaign for our 25th birthday celebration was a particular highlight for me.
What qualities make someone successful at Joules?
Flexibility, an open outlook and problem solving are all qualities that are important in my job. Having a creative mind and attentive eye for detail is also beneficial.
What do you think makes Joules unique as an employer?
Joules is like one big family…and the colourful animals dotted around the office add a bit of uniqueness too!
What would your advice be to someone considering joining Joules?
Have confidence and go for it! Joules is a fantastic place to work and there are so many opportunities within the business – I never thought my job would take me from Photography to Marketing!
A bit more about you...
What is your favourite film or book?
I love the film 'Amelie'. Visually beautiful, great soundtrack and quirky humour and Audrey Tatou is one of my favourite actresses – tres chic!
What’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on?
At the end of university I visited New York and fell in love with the city. It has such a vibrant energy and amazing atmosphere. Being one of the leading fashion capitals in the world meant the perfect excuse for a shopping spree!
What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
I was given a very beautiful 1930s antique ring for my 21st birthday, which I wear everyday. Anything vintage is a winner for me!