Greetings from the “new boy” at Team Cooper. I’ve nearly finished my first month as a full-timer and as part of my initiation ceremony they’ve asked me to write a blog post!
Well, what can I say?… I certainly feel very privileged to be the first full-time illustrator/designer in the Team Cooper empire. Everyone has made me feel very much at home in my new workplace. They have even gone against their computer principles and set me up with a shiny new 27″ imac, for which I will be forever grateful… (I think they’re all allergic to Apples here!). I had worked with Team Cooper in the past on a freelance basis so I knew it was a great place to work, and when I found out that they were looking for a full time illustrator I was keen to get involved.
For the last six years I’ve been self employed, illustrating for a variety of different clients in print publishing and digital media. 2010 was a particularly a busy year which included a commission to write and illustrate my own children’s activity book. The experience of working for myself has been a really positive one and I’ve worked on some fun projects for some good clients, but after five years of working alone I decided that I was ready for a change.
So here I am writing my first blog; looking to the future and really excited by the opportunities and challenges of the new job. I’ve always been interested in web based media and animation and I’m really looking forward to honing my Flash skills with the rest of the team. We’re already working on a great fantasy adventure game project and there are plenty more in the pipeline.
All in all, I’m looking forward to a very interesting (and eventful) 2011!
P.S – I wonder how long it will be before the novelty of the slide wears off?!… not for a while yet I’m sure.