Creative Lives — Halo’s visual director Hamish McWhirter on going from freelancer to full-timer and the unlikely benefits of partying

Posted 18 July 2017 Interview by Indi Davies

Even though it was the very thing that got him fired from his first job, Hamish McWhirter will admit that his love of partying has had a defining influence on his career. Having met Halo’s founders Nick and Vern at Glastonbury festival – where he still serves as a resident designer for the West Holts stage – Hamish started a full-time job as a designer in 2008. Years of freelancing have awarded him confidence in his own voice and a proactive approach (“There are YouTube tutorials for most things”) that has seen him recently move into a new role as the visual director, in which Hamish has been honing his expertise in motion graphics.

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