HELLO.

I’M LEE, ONE OF THE PARTNERS AT ‘DESIGNED BY GOOD PEOPLE’

 

BUSINESS IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS. IT’S GOOD TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE. SO I THOUGHT I’D DO THIS VIRTUALLY.

 

No, don’t worry. I will try to keep this short but sweet. Let see, born in Nottingham, lived in a small seaside town called Ilfracombe for many years (everyone seems to have been there at some point in their lives), went to college at Somerset and was taught by one of the founding members of a design company called The Partners. Little did I know that they were one of the best agencies in the UK and I owe a lot to Malcom Swatridge, Brian Sweet and others. So thank you. I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this without you.

 

HOLA.

I’M ARIANA, ONE OF THE PARTNERS AT DESIGNED BY GOOD PEOPLE, BUT I ALMOST BECAME A LAWYER.

 

THIS IS MY STORY.

 

I grew up in El Salvador during the civil war. We (my family) lived in the capital but most of the war happened in the countryside. But in 1989 the guerrila entered the capital attempting to overthrow the government. We were trapped at home during the fighting until we were evacuated by the Red Cross. Before leaving, my mum and dad made a white flag using one of my small pillowcases and a wooden clothes hanger. I was in charge of carrying the flag. We had to walk for what it felt like an eternity to an uncle’s house looking for shelter.