Jennifer Wilson Workplace Designer
We’ve grabbed some time for a chat with one of our workplace designers Jennifer Wilson. We asked her a few questions about her job role within the team here at Rhino and what makes her tick!
What’s your background?
I graduated from De Montfort University in 2016 where I studied Interior Design BA Hons and won a travel Scholarship for my Final Major Project. Since then I have working within various sectors of the design industry from events and hospitality to commercial design. I have been a workplace designer for over a year and have had the opportunity to work on numerous office design projects.
What are the values that drive you?
I think that whatever we decide to do in life, it is important to do what makes us happy, work is a huge part of our lives and it is important to pursue a career that we enjoy. Therefore, I think happiness is a value that drives me.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I create pitch documents and concept design presentations through to detail work; space planning to create layouts and elevations to sample boards and scheme design documents. Time management is a big part of my day, I organise my time to meet multiple deadlines throughout the week, creating daily “To-Do” lists along with tracking projects through a spreadsheet, so I always have a reference on how far along a project is.
What are your biggest professional challenges within your role as designer?
Working as a designer I feel the biggest challenge is that there are no right answers, design is subjective; not everybody likes the same thing but that’s also what makes it exciting.
What do you like most about your job?
I like being able to design and create an environment which benefits the people who use it within the workplace. Also, that there is always something new to learn, design doesn’t go stale it is constantly evolving.
Are there any of our projects that you particularly enjoyed working on?
As I have only been at Rhino for a month, I haven’t been part of the company long enough to see a project through to the end however there have been a few concept design presentations that I enjoyed working on as they have been quite interesting projects.
Given a chance, what job would you like to try for a day?
I would like to be a Wildlife Biologist where I could explore the world observing and studying the behaviour of the other creatures that share our planet with us. Or a set designer, creating film or television scenery.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not working, I enjoy travelling, exploring new places, going for walks and socialising. If I am looking for a quiet weekend in then I enjoy reading, painting and watching movies.