Design Agency Life: Celebrating Superpowers

By Kate Clayton
By Kate Clayton
Our unique mix of people shapes the design agency we are, and so in this series of Thoughts pieces we give you an insight into the unique and individual talents you’ll find at Design Activity!

Here we’re talking with Senior Account Manager Kate.


Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I actually wanted to be an Interior Designer – at the time TV interior shows were everywhere. But when I interviewed for the University courses, one of the Lecturers saw that my skill-set would be more suited to organising designers as opposed to being one! It wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear at the time, but he was completely right. I did the Design Management degree he recommended and have never looked back.


What was your first job?

I worked in a local Bristol bakery every Saturday. The early start was a bit of a shock to my teenage system, but the free cakes at the end of the day more than made up for it!


Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

I was lucky enough to go on Safari in South Africa, and it was as amazing as I expected it would be. It’s such a privilege to see animals like Lions and Elephants in the wild. We even saw some baby hyenas, which were incredibly cute – not something I would ever expect to have said!


If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I would actually sleep! It’s a bit of a luxury these days as with two young children I don’t get very much of it. I even have a framed picture above my bed which says, “I’d rather still be in bed”.