EVERYDAY SUPERSTARS

Celebrating women who have a passion for technology and digital, inspiring the next generation to dream bigger.

Imaginify was a ... Freelance Web Designer

Rosie worked for several employers before deciding to set up on her. She loves the freedom and variety that freelance work gives her.

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FACTFILE

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I have a golden retriever dog called 'Sol'

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I'm a walk-o-holic. If I could walk and design I would!

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I'm a vegetarian

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I collaborate with customers of different sizes ranging from startups to larger sized organisations on a range of creative briefs. Anything from branding, website design, mobile app designs to consultation. I'm also a jury member of awwwards.com. These are Website Awards that recognise and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.

What made you decide to do this?

My degree was in graphic and communication design so I was always interested in pursuing a creative path. I worked for some big London agencies, a charity and an education organisation .

How did you get into that?

After a short time I realised that I loved the freedom of collaborating with different people from all walks of life and not being tied to a desk. So, I started freelancing!

How long have you been doing it?

6 years

Do you have a mentor or anyone who supports you?

My friend Leigh Taylor (Medium, Uber, Grid)  has shared a lot of his learnings over the years. Not just design support but his approach to client relationships.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Ben Cline (Rally Interactive). Nathan Riley (Green Chameleon). Vic Bell (Illustrator). My grampy.

Check out their portfolios! I've followed them all for years and seen them grow, establish themselves and refine their craft. 

What do you wish you'd known 10 years ago? What difference would knowing that have made?

It's ok to make mistakes! 

What are the best things about being a woman in an industry dominated by men?

My designs can stand strong against others, and I like that more people are realising to put the quality of work first before gender. 

What advice do you have for girls or women considering a tech role?

Be knowledgable, be driven and be confident.

What is your favourite quote?

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  - Nelson Mandela