Who the hell is

Who the hell is Poppy Lam?

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: Poppy, our studio assistant with her very own clothing and lifestyle brand, and a love for all kinds of illustrations.

Who are you and what do you do?
Hi! I’m Poppy, studio assistant at DixonBaxi. I help to ensure the smooth running of the studio. From studio maintenance to organising socials, I do my best to help with any needs of the DB team. No two days look the same and I can’t predict what I’ll be doing next, which is something I really love about my role.

What’s your story?
Born and raised in Essex (unfortunately), I studied Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts. I’ve always loved illustration and take freelance jobs as much as I can outside of work.

After finishing my degree, I promptly moved to London and worked in various creative environments – from illustration and advertising agencies to Tate Modern – before ending up at DixonBaxi. I knew I loved being around people and I wanted a role where I would be surrounded by creatives. My current role at DB encompasses this perfectly.

What are you working on right now?
I'm always working on multiple things at once. A big one at the moment is organising the DB weekend trip to Copenhagen, which is super exciting!

"The absence of good design would make the world a very bland place."

Describe your working style in 3 words.
Curious, positive and compassionate.

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?
I love all things illustration and I’m always working on some kind of commission or creative project. Right now I’m working on my own clothing and lifestyle brand! I also love finding new music, playing piano and going to gigs. Because I grew up in the countryside, I’m always trying to find different green spaces and animals around London. I’m a stereotypical Hackney Hero, strolling through London fields and finding new bars and restaurants.

Do you think design can change the world? How?
Yes! Design has the power to evoke emotions, reactions and spark conversations.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
We live in such a fast-paced world. I wish we all had more time and space to just exist and experience life.

What’s the last song you listened to?
Confirmation - Westerman.

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you?
Creating a life I love is my biggest motivation! Putting energy into the areas that are going to bring about the best version of myself and the reality I want. Surrounding myself with like-minded creative people motivates me massively.

What’s your definition of good design?
A really hard question to answer, but I think the absence of good design would make the world a very bland place.