The r//eview with Ros Haverson

Our Head of Design, Ros Haverson has spent the last 13 years providing outstanding design work for our wide ranging client base.

With a creative flair and an eye for contemporary branding, she loves a good challenge and can transform any brief into something special which delivers r//esults.

We sat down with Ros to find out more about our head of design...

So Ros, what’s your background?

I'm originally from Liverpool and I came to the region to study Graphic Design at Newcastle Polytechnic. When I graduated in 1984, I had the choice of jobs in London or Newcastle. I liked Newcastle so much I decided to stay.

Tell us a little bit about what your day-to-day job involves…

As Head of Design, I'm still very hands-on. A typical day could find me creating a logo for a new start up, designing the next programme for the Queen's Hall, getting to grips with a new website design or brainstorming ideas with the team for an imminent tender.

When I'm not being creative, I'm involved with day-to-day project management and in-house planning, making sure the co-ordination of jobs that also involve comms and digital aspects work smoothly.

What’s your favourite work day routine?

I relish working on the initial creative for a new project  - it’s when I can let my imagination loose, push the boundaries and prepare visuals to show the client a variety of creative solutions. 

What is your favourite thing about r//evolution?  

I'm lucky that I really like the people I work with at r//evs. We're a varied bunch with different interests and backgrounds but we're very supportive of one another.

Which social media platform could you not live without?

I do need my daily dose of Facebook!

Where do you get your news?

BBC News website.

What would you do if you didn’t work in marketing?

I just can't imagine not being a Graphic Designer. In a parallel universe I'd be a backing singer. 

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Well it would have to be a northerner - Julie Walters maybe?

What’s your favourite thing about the North East?  

My friends and the view of the bridges over the River Tyne when you arrive by train.

Do you have a favorite restaurant or place to dine in the region?  

The Angel in Corbridge.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things, what would you take?

A photo album full of family pics, a sharp knife (being practical), a toiletry bag full of toothpaste, soap and moisturiser (is that cheating?)

Finally, what is your claim to fame?  

I had a chat with David Hockney's mum when I was a student. 

Thanks Ros!

If you would like to get in touch with Ros to find out how our design team can help your business stand out from the crowd, call us on 0191 499 8415.

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Posted by Frankie Boyle
on July 10, 2017