So you can get to know all of our incredible team here at Centreline, we’re doing a series of employee spotlights. This week it’s the turn of Chris, who started at Centreline in 2013 as a junior designer in our Nottingham studio, he's now the Lead designer in London.
What is your job role? In a nutshell what do you do?
Lead Designer in the London studio. My day to day involves conceptual design through to mechanical engineering and everything in between. I oversee general project management and provide help to other members of the team.
What challenges you on a day to day basis?
Balancing a number of concurrently run projects to ensure deadlines are hit and projects are delivered to the high standard that both Centreline and our clients expect. On a more micro level, engineering a product (particularly consumer electronics) to make it more compact and overcoming the design and production challenges this poses, is something I especially enjoy working through.
What’s the most useless/ interesting talent you have?
I can flip my wedding ring into the air and catch it on my finger. My wife hates it.
Something new you’ve learned in the past month?
I’ve learned that Koalas have a smooth brain and lack the understanding and recognition skills that many other animals have. If you pick a bunch of eucalyptus leaves and put them on a plate in front of the koala, it won’t know what they are or what they do with them.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I’m a keen rock climber and find bouldering a great way to unwind. I like to think I’m quite good but often spend more of my time on the floor than on the wall.
What I’ve learned during lockdown?
That I’d be well suited to life as a hermit.