20 Questions

She makes sure we stand out from the crowd. Find out who
She makes sure we stand out from the crowd. Find out who

Our Graphic Designer Josefine Nilsson says the aim of her role is “to create innovative, effective and high-spec design solutions within the brand, within brief and within budget. I support all departments with both digital and print and make sure our brand stands out from the crowd.”

Here we catch up with Josefine to find out a little more about her.

Career history: I graduated in 2014 from Cass Business School in London with a 2.1 BA in Graphic Design and a nomination for Best In Summer Show. After graduation I began working at a company called Htec Ltd, a payment software and forecourt technology provider. I was hired as their Creative Designer and was the only designer at the company. I rebranded the company twice and gave them a fresh new look for their brand.

Two years later I was hired to be a Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant at Promega, a life science company where I supported the UK branch but also worked with the European branches who needed design assistance. Before Colten, I worked at FSL Group, an office fit-out and furniture design company, giving them a strong new brand.

Josefine Nilsson

Interests: I love fashion and shopping. My wardrobe is pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.  I love cooking and travelling. Also, I’m a real sucker for champagne! Champagne Fridays anyone?

Q: Who was your first childhood hero?
A: Tomb Raider.
Q: What would be your ideal holiday?
A: Definitely the Maldives. I would love to get one of those little huts on the water with your own hot tub. That would be the dream.
Q: What are you superstitious about?
A: Don’t leave your keys on the table. It brings bad luck according to my mum .
Q: Who would you most like to be trapped in a lift with?
A: Probably Beyoncé. She can entertain me while we wait.
Q: Who do you most admire?
A: My dad. He lost his family when he was a child and didn’t let that stop him from achieving his dreams and building a strong family. He is very inspiring.
Q: What car do you drive?
A: A white Audi A3 convertible. One of my dream cars.
Q: What makes you angry?
A: I’m not a very angry person, but probably the main thing is being disrespectful. Sometimes I get ‘hangry’ too!
Q: What is your favourite smell?
A: Victoria Secret Bombshell perfume. Could bathe in it.
Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Both. Can’t choose.
Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A: Turn ‘Good Morning Britain’ on the TV.
Q: What is your earliest memory?
A: One of my birthday parties where we all wore crowns (of course, we were princesses) and we went crazy trying to find our goodie bags.
Q: Which TV/radio programme do you try never to miss?
A: At the moment its Love Island….don’t judge.
Q: What is the best thing about your role?
A: Firstly, I get to do what I love for work which is pretty amazing. But I love taking a brief and transforming it into something so cool. Sometimes, what the client probably didn’t imagine, but will love even more.
Q: …And what is the worst?
A: : When you have to explain why you have added certain design elements and they don’t get why and it just looks amazing. Just trust the designer please.
Q: What would be your desert island luxury?
A: A champagne fountain.
Q: What do you wish you were good at?
A: Surfin. I would love to be able to wake up and hit the waves during the sunrise.
Q: What has been the crowning moment in your life to date?
A: Ooo that’s a tricky one, but I think I have to say partnering up with one of my brothers and buying and selling flats together. Already buying our fourth property, which is pretty awesome.
Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: Spaghetti carbonara, the real Italian way.
Q: What would be your dream job?
A: Creative Director at a big fashion magazine or huge fashion brand. Being around fashion all day, what a dream.
Q: If you could bring something extinct back to life what would it be?
A: Gladiators.

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