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3 min read by Rosie 24 Aug 2022

August has been a top month for hot hires! Drum roll please as we welcome the first of our new trio of recruits – Senior UX Designer, Sam Burrows!

Tell us a bit about Sam…

For pretty much as long as he could work a keyboard, Sam’s been designing cool stuff. Aged just seven, he downloaded some software and started creating birthday cards for friends and family (how cute!).

Football-mad, Sam dreamed of playing the beautiful game professionally, but realised if he was to pay the bills then graphic design might be the better career path (it’s Arsenal’s loss, Sam!)

Having studied graphic design at college, Sam’s design nous quickly saw him become the go-to guy locally, where he provided numerous print work for local magazines. A tenacious type, he applied for an office junior position at a local design agency.

His willingness to “do pretty much anything they asked of him” impressed the agency and he quickly worked his way to Senior Designer where he spent over a decade.

More recently, Sam fancied a bit of a change and pushed himself out of his comfort zone to work for a start-up where he learned a lot about what it takes to launch a product. Armed with these fancy new skills, Sam applied for the UX role at StrateqiQ where he impressed us instantly!

What does Sam do outside of agency life?

Sam’s a family man through and through, and loves hanging out with his partner and two boys. His love for footie refuses to go away, and (for his sins) he follows both Arsenal and Ipswich Town. You’ll often find him cheering on the Blues on a Saturday afternoon and he’s delighted that his eldest son has recently signed for a local side.

What’s more, lockdown proved the ideal opportunity to try out some craft beer subscriptions and he enjoys learning about (and of course, sampling) quirky new ales.

Why did Sam choose StrategiQ?

“Joining StrategiQ feels really natural as I’ve been in touch with some of the guys organically over the years and now that I’m here, I’m pleased to see that the company vision and values are definitely in line with mine, which is really important to me.”

“Having worked in agencies for over 10 years, I love the variety of work that it brings. I’ve had the opportunity to go away and learn new skills and I’m really excited to bring these to the table and basically create some cool s***!”

We’re super excited to see you develop into an industry leading UX Designer, Sam! Wanna join the team? We’ve got plenty of spots waiting for the perfect person… get in touch or check out our careers page for more info.

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