Tell us a bit about yourself.. I’m Anna and I’m a new member of the Letterfest team. I live approximately 20 seconds from Letterfest HQ by the beach here in lovely North Devon. I am from this area originally but for the past 10 years or so have been living in London and then Geneva. I moved back from Switzerland with my husband Will, 3 months ago. We miss the chocolate out there and the lovely mountain air but it is even better to be back living in Devon again by the sea.
The North Devon Coast
What’s your role in Letterfest? I write the Letterfest blog and work on our social media presence as well as our email marketing campaigns. I get to write about the lovely Letterfest product lines and give our customers a little insight into the people and processes behind our gorgeous hand-made gifts.
How did you start your career? My first job after university was as a recruitment consultant in London. I never really knew what I wanted to do as a career so I thought that finding jobs for other people might be a good idea! I’ve also worked in a property investment company, for a cordon bleu chef and most recently as a PA. So my career, if you can call it that, has not had a neat path!
What have been the highs of your career so far? I once had to organise a global directors conference in London whilst working as a PA. It was a lot of hard work and a logistical nightmare but it all went according to plan. My OCD oraganisational tendencies stood me in good stead! I guess I will always remember the first time I helped someone get the job they wanted when I worked in recruitment. It was a great feeling to think that I helped them on their way in their chosen career.
What or who inspires you? Since starting my job at Letterfest, writing the blog, I have a new found respect for anyone who writes creatively for a living. I love blogs like that of Bodie and Fou and also La Dolce Vita because they look so beautiful and are really well written. I’m very interested in interior design so these sites appeal to me on many levels and I was recently introduced to the website Houzz and I am now completely addicted!
La Dolce Vita Blog
What do you most enjoy about working at Letterfest? Apart from the fact that I have a 20 second commute from my front door to the office here, I would say that it is the lovely team that works here. We all genuinely get on and it is a great working environment. I love the Letterfest products. I was a customer before I started working here so I can honestly say that the products are fantastic.
What is your favourite Letterfest product? I really love the Typographic Family Tree Poster. It’s so unique and eye-catching and very Letterfest!
Typographic Family Tree Poster
What are your goals for the next year? We are moving house in the next few months and when we do, my husband and I want to get a dog and I want to try my hand at growing veggies in our new garden. Simple stuff.
What Anna loves:
Last film that you saw: We Need to Talk about Kevin – very dark but brilliant.
Last book you read: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Last holiday: We stayed at gorgeous Bovey Castle on Dartmoor for a couple of nights – bliss.
Last present you bought: I bought Travis a new toy whilst he was staying with me – a red donut type thing on a rope. He loves it.
Last present you were given: Bob and Wendy brought me back a lovely bottle of Californian wine as a thank you for looking after Travis for them whilst they were on holiday.