You should also know that although we may be sat in front of a computer creating top-notch work, we’re not all about that. We spend a lot of time in Manchester keeping up-to-date with the music trends and learning technical skills that are fashionable at the moment, while continuously enrolling on courses to keep our skills up-to-date.
Before starting MIBS she pursued a successful career as a Graphic Designer & Website Designer for 20 years. She worked within marketing/advertising/internet departments and liaised with Clients, Programmers, and Marketers. Brands I have worked with include Microsoft, Moben Kitchens, Barbarians FC, Motorola and more.
During this time she began to recognise just how unique her collection of skills was. The majority of her colleagues were 100% interested in creating websites and graphic design and had no interest in whether the design was making the company a profit, or whether it could be created in a more cost-effective way. Additionally, her colleagues in the business departments were very business oriented but struggled with creativity.
While this was all good experience, she was unable to leverage her business skills under these circumstances and whilst working at a global financial company (Capify). She was trusted with more management responsibilities when delivering projects. This provided her with the confidence to entertain the idea of going out on her own, and in time, MIBS was born! Knowing she knew a lot about Music and Music Events from her music listening hobby. It seemed only natural to make her business oriented around this area, as well as the fact music promotors, had contacted in the career.