Back in the early naughties, Selby District Councilís brand new, worldy-wise Arts Officer had a vision to set up an Arts Centre with a programme of live music and comedy shows at the Town Hall, with funding from the Arts Council.
Because the venue was to attract quality, well-known names, they needed someone to produce professionally designed promotional material, to a national standard, but they had a policy of using local suppliers, and Selby is a small place.
However, Selby is my home town, so when I was introduced at a networking event, I got very excited. Itís a great subject, lively, colourful and fun. And the chance of working on material featuring such great acts for a venue so close to my heart, was irresistible.
The rest is history. I now work closely with the venueís Arts Manager, and my flexible approach means I can fit around his unusual working hours, batting proofs and emails backwards and forwards til gone midnight sometimes. Together we produce two brochures a year for the Spring and Autumn seasons. Itís one of my favourite jobs for a great client Ė it makes me happy, so long may it continue!