Allie Couch is a recent graduate from Plymouth College of Art and, as well as being a great graphic designer she’s a keen photographer too.

I had the pleasure of working with her for the recent Fashion in the City project I designed the branding for and, as with Adam before, it was a great opportunity to introduce her in the ‘intern profile’ context!

About You

Allie Couch

Where are you from?

What is your current situation?
Recent graduate, currently freelancing down here before looking for opportunities in Bath / Bristol area. (edit: Allie has recently been headhunted and is currently working for leading eLearning agency Sponge on a temporary contract).

What is your favourite aspect of design?
Using your imagination to come up with something innovative and original.

In an ideal world, where would you be in 5 years time?
I’d love to have my own studio where I can freelance with other creatives.

While working at OJD, what’s the best thing you’ve learnt or skill you’ve gained?
I love watching how other designers work in industry and pick up important tips that you miss out on while being a student. Things like how to set up large publications or the admin behind a big project.

What was the last design project you liked on Behance and why?
The last project i liked was a combined project titled “Adobe WTFIT” that explored anamorphic and perspective typography. I love experimental design.

Complete the following in your own words

Design is… creating something that others can’t always see.
If I was a flavour of ice cream I’d be… Triple chocolate! (mmm)
If I wasn’t a designer I’d be… A zoo keeper, I love animals.

 Quickfire quiz          

Tea or coffee? Tea, always.
City or countryside? If seaside is not an option, city.
Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign? Illustrator.
Pen or pencil? Pen.
Dog or cat? DOG.
Book or Film? Film.
Cluedo or Monopoly? Cluedo.
Flying or Invisibility? Flying.

What is your…

…favourite sandwich? Bacon and cranberry.
…favourite Design book? Extra Bold – Serial Cut.
…favourite Colour? White.
…favourite Film? Now You See Me.
…favourite place you have visited? Geithorn, Netherlands.
…favourite Olympics Identity? Rio 2016.
…favourite band/singer? Kings and Kings.
…favourite TV programme? Friends, obviously?

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