Faces of First Print - Carol Chambers

1 Dec 2014 9:00 AM
Faces of First Print - Carol Chambers

Meet the faces behind First Print with our staff profiles. This week our awesome Brand Identity Designer - Carol Chambers.

Name: Carol Chambers.

Job Title: Brand Identity Designer at First Print.

A little about me: Married with children - two teenage boy (very patient person). I Love swimming, reading going to the movies, shopping, Games of Thrones and a good Sauvignon Blanc.

Where were you born? A small country town in the South East of South Australia.

What was your first job? Feeding calves (grew up on a diary farm).

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Rock Star.

What is your favourite PMS Colour? 300 Blue.

What’s your dream holiday? Sailing around the Greek Islands on a fully staffed huge boat.

What or who inspires you? Elite swimmers and their families. Swimming is a hugely demanding sport, if you swim it at an elite level. I am in awe of those athletes that day in day out train at such unsociable hours, in all conditions, and sacrifice so much, to realise their goals and dreams.

My career journey… I started working at 16 in a country printing business, gained an apprenticehip in Composing / Graphic Art. Won the South Australian Design Award in my last year at college. Moved to Queensland at 22 on my own, worked as a Graphic Artist on Surfing Life Magazine then in print sales in two printing business on the Gold Coast before in 1993 starting “Graphic Inspirations” my own small graphic art business.

Had a break from the industry to start at family, then in 2004 started freelancing and doing contract work as a Graphic Artist again, and then rejoined the workforce full time at First Print in the Art / Marketing Department in 2012.

Things I enjoy about my job: Being part of a team environment at First Print and being allowed in my role be creative and productive. I love it when my designs, artwork and advice are appreciated and valued by my clients.

Interesting fact: Nearly got to be a rock star … missed it by this much | - |