a week with the smack bang team – alix

a week with the smack bang team – alix

Each one of team members play an important role in keeping this well-oiled machine, not only running but churning out brilliant ideas and projects on the reg. In our ‘meet the team’ series, we give you a little more insight into the talented folk that make up our Smack Bang family. 

My name is Alix and my mum would say I’m too relaxed but I think she played a large role in my consistent relaxation because she was the one who let me have all those days off school. The first thing I do when I wake up is put the kettle on (for a sneaky instant), and at the end of the day I either attempt to go to the gym, have a wine with my lover or just lie down.. and do nothing.. it is so good. My favourite thing about my job is designing for a living and doing it alongside absolute legends.

What do you do at SBD? I am a mid-weight designer and lover of a LOL. What does that look like you ask? Well, since you are interested … I am one of the four designers at SBD. My days are spent designing for all kinds of clients. I get to be on the journey with a client from the beginning to the end of the process – making sure that their brand is looking ace and making their vision come to life! Depending on what they are needing, this can be logo and branding, packaging, websites, stationery or art direction for a shoot. In all of the process, I have the freedom to come up with ideas for people’s brands and push the boundaries. All in all, I consider myself extremely lucky as I get to learn everyday from the geniuses around me, have a good cack when needed and drink a lot of tea (with buckets of honey).

If you weren’t doing that, what would you be doing? Gosh, this is a hard one. Either painting all day or attempting to do something in the fashion industry .. I love boys clothes. Oversize forever.

You’re on a desert island and can only listen to one album for the rest of your days. Which one is it? If it was guaranteed that I wouldn’t go insane, probably Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. I would much rather this question if we could choose a playlist. But… sometimes you can’t have everything you want in life.

What’s your weekend ritual? I wish I could say I had a weekend ritual. My weekends usually consist of having numerous coffees and brekky with my boyfriend, hanging with my gal pals and going to church. I love when the weekends are slow and there are minimal plans… pottering around is my favourite.

What’s the best choice you’ve made so far in life? I got two, soz. Firstly, the friends in my life. Unlike family, you get to choose this one’s (still love my family haha). Irreplaceable relationships. I have found as I get older (at the ripe age of 23), friends are so important. They stick by your side and speak wisdom and love when you need it. Secondly, saying yes to date my homeboy (boyfriend). He has taught me a lot and I am forever grateful for him. Bestest friend of all.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Zap people’s talents and use them when I need to. Beyonce may need me to be a backup dancer… You never know…

Coffee order? A large decaf soy cap with a dash of vanilla. Just joking. Relax. It usually depends on how I am feeling. If I need some loving –  a large almond flat white. But if I need to rock on for the day, black it is.

If you weren’t living in Sydney, where would you choose and why? I actually really love where I live, but since I need to answer the question… I would live in Brooklyn. I went for the first time earlier on in the year and knew I could live there instantly. I fell in love with all of the different types of people, the buzz in the streets and just the general vibe!

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