Coming from working in small offices for the past number of years, starting in TPI in October 2012 was exciting, daunting and somewhat terrifying. It was a big change! Not only was I going to a large company, I was venturing into an industry I had no experience in previously, apart from at home. Being the youngest of a large family involved in print for over 30 years it felt like coming full circle. I could now sit in on those dinner table conversations that previously meant nothing to me. I finally understood what “full colour” “litho” and “die-cut” meant! The word “flush” didn’t just mean the colour of someone’s cheeks, “stitched” wasn’t just something you did to your clothes and “trim” wasn’t just something you went to the hairdressers for anymore.
I’m not saying it was easy but thanks to a little effort from me and a LOT of patience from the Sales/Production/Studio teams I’ve managed to make it to six months like it happened in the blink of an eye. Luckily I’ve gained some amazing experience, made some great friends and I’m looking forward to what the next six months in TPI has to offer….