Meet our Team: Ciara
Ciara is our designer/development girl from Cork. Having graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Visual Communications and spending 2 years living in Scotland, she came to GoCambio to offer her Adobe wizardry. When not at her desk drinking endless cups of coffee and whizzing up incredible digital design work, she can be found Photoshopping her colleagues, writing her wanderlust-inspired recipe book and going for walks on the beach.
What made you decide to work for GoCambio?
I decided I wanted to work for GoCambio because they were looking for someone who was enthusiastic and ambitious with a love of travel, experience designing web content, promotional materials, illustrations and advertising content, which was exactly what my focus had been for the previous year. I had been working in a veterinary hospital as a designer/admin and while I had been travelling and working in Scotland, I had hoped to further develop my graphic design skills creativity closer to home with such a company such as Go Cambio. It was exciting and innovative and I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved anyway I could!
What does cambioing mean to you?
Cambioing means that you have the freedom to learn something you thought you never could, travel places and meet people that were maybe not available to you before. I am the kind of person that always wants to learn something new; every year I love that satisfying feeling of having taught someone something, or having learnt something, and this is exactly the kind of emotive responses that people who cambio get! It’s not only giving people access to a service that is innovative, but it means you have more freedom to learn or develop as a more rounded person.
What’s the most incredible place you have visited on your travels and why?
When I visited Loch Ness, it must have been a off-day because there wasn’t a tourist in sight and I was totally not expecting the amount of magical atmosphere that surrounded it and the view was just amazing despite the Scottish wind and rain.
What’s the one skill you want to master before you die?
Baking bread from scratch and not burning it. I can learn to juggle (I’m not very good), but not bake bread. Baking simple bread must be an art form in itself.
Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
I’m a creative thinker and visually geared; I imagine wild and amazing things every day of what way my life could go! You just don’t know. Five years ago, I had a life mapped out of being a book illustrator, but I’m a digital designer/dev girl at heart – I took a while of trial and error to figure that out, but that’s what it’s all about. Life changes, and the things you thought you wanted may not be what you really need in the end.
What is your favourite part about travel?
I love getting lost in huge art galleries for the entire day, the kind that are like a maze, like the Galleria Borghese in Rome, and finding a painting or sculpture that I studied over and over in school, and I just think “Wow”. It’s a bit of a surreal feeling.
If you were left in charge of the GoCambio office for a day, what would you choose to do?
I would have a team bonding day and have everyone outside throwing water balloons full of paint at a big white sheet, shouting ideas to blow off some steam and to get some creativity flowing.