Creative Lives — Working with everyone on everything: Warriors’ studio manager, Victoria Donnelly

Posted 26 September 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

Victoria Donnelly left Edinburgh College of Art with a BA in graphic design under her belt, a belief that there are no bad ideas and with some friends for life. Those friends (Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist) later turned to colleagues and now work as Warriors studio, with Victoria taking up the role of junior production assistant and then studio manager at the design agency straight after graduation. Being such a small team, the Warriors’ culture is one that thrives on collaborative crits and group discussions. But working with your friends comes at a cost, and for Victoria this often means falling victim to practical jokes on a regular basis. As well as managing Graphic Design Festival Scotland, the position has taken her out of her comfort zone and all the way to Texas, Austin where she recently led a workshop with design students. She tells us more about life in her first full-time job and her aspirations to teach in the future. 

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