Who are you and what do you do at Firebrand?
Taryn Ormsby, Mission Specialist (brand strategy and design). I am responsible for enabling the growth of our clients through design, branding, digital marketing strategy and implementation including social media, SEO and analysis.
What was your pathway to getting here?
I completed a Bachelor of Design at the University of the Sunshine Coast, graduating as one of the top design students in my final year. After graduating I worked as a design lead in some of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast's leading design agencies. It was always a goal of mine to move to London to expand on my design experience, so I made the move and worked there as a freelance designer before moving to New Zealand.
What interests you the most about what you do?
I love creating clean, timeless brands that make sense. Understanding the intricacies of how a business runs, their strengths, weaknesses, and how we can help them to grow is a process that I really enjoy.
What do you like doing outside of work?
Outside of work I like to get my hands dirty with the likes of pottery, painting, illustration, calligraphy and a bit of gardening. I co-host the Design Kids and I'm on the Dunedin Young Professionals executive committee - so that keeps me inspired (and busy). When I'm not getting creative I love to get out and enjoy as much of this beautiful part of the world as I can. I love a good coffee and a bit of social latin dancing.