Samuel joined MCM in 2015 via a BSc in Genetics, Client Relationship Management, an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design and his own freelance design consultancy.
Samuel was design lead on Centrica Hive’s new hi-tech hub and led the re-design of ‘Law Firm of the Year’, Pinsent Mason’s global HQ reception at 30 Crown Place as part of their Agile working project.
What do you love most about your job?
The opportunity to lead a project from the initial concept and through the design process to create a space that the client loves.
Seeing people using a space we’ve designed and how it makes a positive impact on the way they work.
How are you finding working from home at the moment?
While working from home, before I went on furlough, I learnt it’s important to set boundaries and to take breaks away from the screen, otherwise it can zap your creativity!
What should clients expect?
I’m dedicated and passionate about what I do, and focused on delivering the best.
How do you approach challenges?
With a deep breath. I dive right in to understand all the details and find the best way through.
What brings out the best in you?
When there’s a buzz and excitement about what we’re creating.
What’s your proudest moment at MCM?
Pinsent Mason’s reception had been put on hold for over 18 months. So when it was finished and everyone was saying how much they loved it; that was a fantastic feeling.
What first got you into design?
I’d always wanted to work in design, but for a few years, life had different ideas. But nothing’s wasted, while living in Sydney I had the opportunity to retain; it’s helped make me the designer I am today.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Downhill ski racer, but it would’ve been a short career and I’m sure I’d have ended up back in design anyway.