Sher Rill joined Macropod in May 2015 and has been a breath of fresh air to the team and brand since day one. Her creativity has extended into every part of the Macropod brand, from our new website design to the inspiring illustrations for our blog and promotions and everything in between. A consummate tea drinker, Sher Rill is often seen head down focused on her Wacom Cintiq surrounded by a sea of teacups.
Meet Sher Rill …
Tell us a little about you?
Oh you know, I had fun in school, saw another student draw something amazing and wanted to be able to draw as well, if not better than her.
I sort of wandered through uni dabbling in design, art, business and computer programming. I offered such variety, but all that wandering helped choosing my career much easier.
After a stint in a cafe, I worked in Florida at Walt Disney World for a year (a magical experience that one), and eventually joined a small but amazing company as a Graphic/UX/UI designer.
Now I’ve found myself at Macropod.
How did you get into the industry?
As a student I would draw in my spare time, but never really took it seriously. I do remember liking the idea of being a graphic designer, sometime in High School. It was the allure of a job that was a cross between Information Technology and Art. That idea persisted throughout uni, I did the odd freelance job here and there, and then eventually slipped into the Designer/Illustrator role and have done so for the past two years.
What is your role at Macropod?
There might be some other things too. I’m working on that.
What do you enjoy most about being a designer?
I love the end result.
When you know that your client loves the work you’ve done, that’s pretty rewarding. Being creative every day is fantastic, and finishing a project is even more so.
Anything you dislike?
Haha, there are only so many types of buttons you can design.
Why did you want to work with Macropod?
I wanted to be part of a team who had open minds, with people who wanted to learn to create great products and who had good values.
That’s what I saw when I met the Macropod team and the fact that they were rather nice was a bonus.
Grand plans for your future?
My vague future plans have always revolved around working in the creative industry and being great at it. It’s always been a matter choosing what it was I want to focus on.
Design is my comfort zone, but recently I’ve entertained the idea of working in illustration. So that’s my goal for the time being. I reckon I’ve still got a long way to go, but we’ll see how it works out.
What is your favourite site to surf?
Dribbble.com. It’s great browsing fodder whenever I feel a creative block coming round.
If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
I’d probably be a web developer … a terrible one at that. Or I’d have been an optometrist if I’d studied hard enough. It sounded cool at the time and that was before I’d discovered what a Graphic Designer was.
What are you famous for?
Being the quiet one… and the tea drinking.
You can find Sher Rill’s amazing artwork on Dribbble, we haven’t peer pressured her into getting a twitter account yet.