Who we are
At Black Canvas, we want to build a team of designers. What this means for you and us is, we’re not just the designer or the creative person, but we are the sales team, we clean up and wash up, we greet clients and get them a coffee, we do everyday admin, we meet with clients, we answer the phone, create quotes, we are interested in technology and design trends, we get each other coffee and tea, we work hard, we have fun, and we love what we do! Here's our amazing team...
Kristy has a noble and ambitious life goal to save the world from bad design, one job at the time. She is a mother of 3 boys and her claim to fame is being the wife of turtle guru – Dr Daz. Kristy’s sport of choice is cleaning, scrubbing, picking up toys and shopping with her sister (all tasks that take quite a bit of puff). Kristy never set out to be a Mumtrepreneur but relishes the task with aplomb. (And after all – coming to work does promise a good sit-down). Pinterest has fast become her new best friend and those two do spend a bit of quality time in each other’s company. Kristy’s drink of choice is a cappuccino (don’t hold the caffeine), food of choice is cake (don’t hold the gluten) and she does enjoy a nip of baileys at night (medicinal purposes only).
Bachelor of Art (Graphic Design)
Say hello to Anna
Anna’s drink of choice is green tea or a half-strength decaf skinny latte. Which is probably a good thing because someone as naturally ‘on’ as Anna does not need caffeine. She whips through jobs and can multi-task like a champion. She is a dreamer, a schemer (in a good way), but more importantly a do-er and all round nice-girl. She works hard, but plays harder! Some of her favourite pastimes include (but are not limited to): gazing into her husband’s adoring eyes; long walks on the beach; camping with the family; playing cards, reading romantic 18th century novels; watching romantic 18th century movies and frock shopping with her sister. Anna is a big fan of online browsing but has not yet mastered the art of hitting the ‘add to cart’ button – watch out world when she nails that one!
Dip Graphic Design; Dip Multimedia; Dip Pianoforte; Cert IV Workplace Training
Hey there Claire
Claire is our office DJ and go-to-gal for all things techy or social media. Her ‘google fingers’ are extraordinary and we never have to wonder about anything while in her presence – give her a keyboard, large internet quota and wha la - the answers are at her fingertips. Claire has a penchant for design magazines, blogs and IT geeks (or for one in particular whom she recently betrothed). Her drink of choice is a London Fog and sport of choice is mixed netball (although she does fancy a bit of prancisizing in her own time). She rarely sits still and likes to have those aforementioned fingers in as many pies as possible. Life before BC included work at Easterfest and she still lends a hand to Bella Magazine in her spare moments. Claire has an unabashed love for the Biebs which she slips into the play mix whenever there is opportunity.
Dip Graphic Design
Give Lindsey a G'day
Lindsey hails from North West England and it is the sound of her bonny Lancastrian (Lancashire) accent that both delights and befuddles us. Where she is from summer is 16 degrees, thongs are underwear and when it’s a hot day she is known to exclaim “it’s cracking flags!”. We are proud to say Lindsey designed her first website in the Black Canvas studio and has taken to it like a little ducky to water. Now she is the Sweet Site Queen. Lindsey is Mum to gorgeous Zoe and wifey to lucky Christian. Her sport of choice is walking home at lunch time, food of choice is pie, her weakness – chocolate and she is a bit partial to a Yorkshire Pud. Our Lindz is uber stylish and her talents know no bounds – extending from the keyboard to the canvas, acrylic painting that is, and all things arty in between.
Bachelor of Graphic Design (hons) Manchester Metropolitan University