With 2019 well underway, we thought it was fine time to meet another member of the growing team.
This month I grabbed a cuppa and caught up with new Senior Designer, Ariane Sanders.
Welcome Ariane, tell us a bit about your background.
I’ve spent the last 7 years developing my workspace knowledge and design skills. Leading a range of different sized projects from concept to completion throughout Europe.
What inspired you to get into design?
I come from a creative family so I have been influenced from a young age. I think the house I grew up in, which was designed by my Dad, initially led me into interior design and an attraction to creating interesting spaces.
What do you think makes a positive workplace?
Giving staff choice, so they can work in a way that suits their working style as well as empowering them.
What trend for 2019 has caught your eye?
Co-working is something that has been growing in the last few years, but I think this year there will be more focus on activity based working (ABW). Co-working spaces aren’t for everyone. Recent visits to a few of the leading co-working spaces in London with Blue Jelly’s MD Paul, we discovered that the space I was attracted to was different to the space he was. One space does not fit all. By understanding how the business works, what tasks the different teams are undertaking a workspace can be designed to support the employee’s different ways of working. Giving them choice about how, when and where they work.
What would we find you doing in your spare time?
I love a project and I am very hands on. Currently I am working on my house which has kept me busy stripping wallpaper and knocking down walls, I am finally onto the painting stage now. Other than that I am at the gym or spending time with my family and friends.
What are we unlikely to find you doing?
What 4 websites do you visit every week and why?
Office snapshots- it's updated daily with global commercial projects- place for a bit of inspiration and product searching.
Pinterest- I don’t know what I would do without Pinterest, from DIY project ideas to design inspiration to recipe ideas it has everything you need to get inspired.
Bloglovin’- great platform for finding and following blogs.
LinkedIn- Great way of keeping in contact with people and seeing what is happening within the industry.