To the next generation of creative talent: you have more options than you think.

We spoke with Creative Lives in Progress, an organisation that helps young people enter the creative industry, about DixonBaxi: how we started, what we stand for and what it’s like to work here.

Fostering new generations of talent is an imperative part of building a positive future in any industry. For design, it makes all the difference; great design is born of difference, and helping a wider range of talent, perspectives and experiences break into branding is how we preserve it.

We’re here to remind creatives that there is no right way to build a career. That design agencies aren’t solely made up of designers, but producers, strategists, user experience experts, operations managers, writers, motion designers and new business specialists too.

No two members of our team have had the same professional journey, which is part of why we work so well together. We come from all over the world – from Seattle to Nigeria to Hong Kong and everywhere in between – which makes for a rich, vibrant, open environment full of ideas.

Creative lives in Progress caught up with Haydn, Eva, Philippa, Karun, Tobi and Sarah to learn more about what it means to be part of DixonBaxi. Read the full article as published by Creative Lives in Progress to learn more about who we are, what we do and what we look for when we add to our team.

Haydn Clarke, senior producer

How would you describe what you do at DixonBaxi?
“I help make the impossible possible by being the client’s voice in the room, juggling timelines and ensuring creative work can flourish.”

Eva Munday, brand writer

Does the team have a mantra or philosophy?
“Be brave. This means taking risks, making mistakes and stretching yourself. It’s a mindset that leads to new and original work, and helps us create lasting change for our clients and the people they serve. Designing for real people is what inspires us.”

Philippa Large, producer

If you could pick one emoji to describe what it’s like to work at DixonBaxi, what would it be and why?

It’s my most-used emoji when working. It sums DixonBaxi up entirely.

Karun Agimal, senior designer

How did you land the job?
“DixonBaxi first got my attention after the Premier League rebrand. I emailed the studio manager asking for an internship. I was fresh out of university and ready to take action. It’s always nerve-wracking waiting for a response, but thankfully I got the answer I was hoping for.”

Oluwatobi (Tobi) Arawole, brand strategist

What advice would you give an emerging creative wanting to do the same kind of work?
“Reach out. The more connected you are to the industry and people within it, the more you learn and so many people are willing to help, to mentor and to support.”

Sarah Reid, studio manager

What’s your favourite thing on your desk right now?
“A mini cactus. It was on my desk on my first day and is just too cute.”

Read the full article as published by Creative Lives in Progress.