Meet design manager, Andy Hutt
Well after my few weeks at Morrama, I wanted to get my first blog up to replace the “Merry Christmas” card post we have sitting at the top of the news page like the reminder of better days filled with endless Ferrero Rocher and Home Alone.
So, to introduce myself: my name is Andy Hutt and I’ve joined Morrama as its Design Manager. I’d probably describe myself as something of a Swiss Army Knife. I’ve got more than eight years experience working in various creative industries. I’m a proud dyslexic and avid problem solver. In my own time I help run a Cornish music festival, have my own clothes label and love to DJ.
Prior to my entry to the creative industry I studied manufacturing techniques and worked as an electrician. From there, I somehow ended up surrounded by the world’s most innovative and imaginative projects at D&AD where I was responsible for the creative delivery of some really interesting milestones during my time there. These included working with Craig Oldham & Marion Deuchars to completely brand the Old Truman Brewery for the D&AD’s first festival.
Despite leaving, last year I had the honour of being invited back to jury manage the D&AD Product Design category. Seeing young companies like Fairphone and Unmade along side Apple and Muji products really made me imagine the possibilities of startups. I’ll be jury managing again this year and I really can’t wait.
Next up, I found myself working for New Radical 2016 list winner, Makerversity. During my time there we launched a new site in a new country, Amsterdam. We helped young people learn through making, won innovation awards and helped keep a creative foothold in the centre of the city. I found myself surrounded by inventors and designers from all walks of life, going in diverse directions.
Makerversity is where my relationship with Morrama started and seeing their project output I was always really impressed. After 18 months of getting Makerversity’s web, social and events to a good place I was considering what could be next. Then I saw Morrama advertise a role for Design Manager and thought, that, is, my, jam.
A few months later here we are. A new website being made, new systems being tested and a huge cross section of clients ready to create exciting products. I really can’t wait to see what we will achieve in the coming months as team. More from me soon, Andy