Who the hell is

Who the hell is Ella Tshibambi-Niles?

Get to know some of the brilliant minds behind our work. We’re chatting with members of the DixonBaxi studio about what makes them who they are. From the professional to the personal, nothing is off limits here. Introducing: Ella, our brand intern who loves food, film, fashion, and believes in the power of design to create change.

Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I'm Ella and I am a brand intern. I assist in the design and development of creative digital materials.

What’s your story?
I lived in Belgium for 7 years and moved back to London when I was 9. I studied Psychology and Anthropology at Roehampton University but I dropped out after I found my passion in photography and eventually discovered my love for graphic design. I am now at my second design internship, and I'm hoping this will land me my next junior position. 

What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on creating a poster for a collaboration with a freelance designer.

Good design is impactful, moving, and forever present.

Describe your working style in 3 words.
“I’m paying attention!” - Tanya Mcqoid

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?
Food, fashion and film.

I love watching movies that are shot in 35mm or 16mm, such as Malcom & Marie, Guava Island, Black Swan, to name a few.

Music. It’s the sound of my feelings. I am able to express myself fully and surrender my emotions when I let music speak for me. Music gets me in the zone, it motivates me - it’s a reliable friend.

Do you think design can change the world? How?
Design gives people the opportunity to have a seat at the table, to be a part of tough conversations, and to be part of a movement. Even if you are the most junior designer, you have a voice. I believe our role as designers and creatives is to speak and advocate for our audience, users, friends, and others.


If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Misogyny - it’s holding us back from being a united world filled with equity and respect. If you would like to know more about my answer, pull me aside for a chat!

What’s the last song you listened to?

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you?
I feel design has opened me up to a whole new world of creativity and has given me the opportunity to continuously learn and explore.

What’s your definition of good design?
Good design is impactful, moving, and forever present.