Introducing… Jen Roocroft, our Artworker

How did you get into graphic design?

I always knew that I wanted to do something creative from when I was at school, that or working in a bank! Thankfully I chose to go to Art Collage, initially for Fashion, but I quickly changed over to Graphic Design. I had a great couple lecturers called Barbara Ainsworth and Tony Forster who greatly influenced me at the time, especially Tony as he was a fantastic typographer. After College I worked all over the north west, finishing up as a freelance Artworker in Manchester working for some brilliant agencies.

What do you most enjoy about working at Forepoint?

It’s the people obviously! No, really it is. I like working in a professional atmosphere and feeling proud of the work the teams here produce, but also we laugh every day. Usually by taking the micky out of each other it’s true, but we all get on; which I think is important as we spend a lot of time together.

What projects are you currently working on?

My main projects are the monthly Energise newspaper we produce for Sellafield Ltd, and also the Dashboards produced for LLWR.

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What do you do when you’re not working?

I sing in a choir. I come from a very musical family… the Von Roocrofts, you might say!

Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself?

My brother was Mr Universe in the 90s and I followed in his footsteps for one competition! But I have burnt all the photographical evidence, so don’t ask.

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What’s your favourite TV show?

Any ‘who done it’ detective show, I spend all night saying ‘it was him!… no, wait, it could have been her…” I love it

Do you have a favourite quote/saying?

I didn’t use to have a favourite quote until I read my colleague Neil’s quote on his Forepoint Introducing. These words of wisdom from Neil’s Dad are words to live by:

“…always do your shirts first. Because if you get fed up of doing the ironing, as least you’ll have ironed shirts.”

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