Who the hell is

Who the hell is Rhian Turner?

We only work with cool people. And we thought it was time to share some of their thoughts with the world, so we’re chatting with members of the DixonBaxi studio about what makes them who they are. Introducing Rhian, a Scotland-born producer and ex-theatre student with a strong list of podcast recommendations.

Who are you and what do you do?
Hello! My name is Rhian and I’m a producer at DixonBaxi.

What’s your story?
I was born in Scotland, but moved around whilst I was growing up. I spent my teenage years in Dubai before heading to the UK to study theatre and performance at Leeds University.

I knew creativity would play a big role in my life, as it was a big part of my childhood. Growing up there were acting classes, dance and singing lessons – the works. This led me onto my degree, where I quickly decided the stage wasn’t for me. Moving to London after graduating I stepped into the world of advertising, working in account management for seven years until my recent move to production.

What are you working on right now?
I’m currently working on an exciting rebrand for a global business – my first project here at DixonBaxi.

“Design shapes the way we think and feel – anything with that power has the ability to drive change.”

Describe your working style in 3 words.
Encouraging, collaborative and calm.

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?
Most of my weekends are spent eating out or at the pub with friends. During lockdown I discovered the world of podcasts, and now have my weekly favourites. My podcast escapism comes in the form of Table Manners, My Therapist Ghosted Me and Changes. I also love to binge-watch a TV series!

Do you think design can change the world? How?
Design shapes the way we think and feel – anything with that power has the ability to drive change.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
More compassion and understanding for each other.

What’s the last song you listened to?
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac.

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you?
I love being part of a team responsible for bringing more creativity into the world. Being able to see something out in the real world and say “I was a part of that” is a pretty great feeling.

What’s your definition of good design?
Something that sticks with you. It should be one of a kind, and have the ability to communicate a story or idea without words.