So I sit here staring at a blank screen, wondering what people like you, want to know about me. This is the first time I’ve written anything like this and believe me it’s not as easy as you would think.

Anyway, I’m Elliott, I’m 22, I live In Leicestershire and I’m the co-founder of Brio Media along with Alex my business partner (check him out here). I have always been interested in art, design, photography and moving image and have experimented with all of them at some point in my life. But let’s just say that my talents definitely don’t lie in all of those areas.

I can’t preach that since a young age I’ve always wanted to be a graphic designer because to be honest I sort of fell into it. Well, I say “fell into it”, but it was more the natural progression of someone that had dabbled in all areas of art and design. For me graphic design brings all those elements together and that’s what I love about it. The website you’re currently browsing is a great example of this; it was built in house, all the photography was done in house, all the copywriting was done in house, all the branding and artwork were produced in-house, you get the idea. I just can’t think of another discipline where you get involved in so much.

Building a business is one of the hardest things I’ve tackled in my life, but it’s so rewarding and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I don’t think it’s for everyone, you’ve got to have a real passion for what you do that remains even when times are hard. I’m shocked every day by how far we’ve come in just over one and a half years, it sometimes feels a little surreal.

As a graphic designer I’ve also got a real passion for all things tech, I’m a massive lover of Apple and Bose. For me the quality of their products beats anything else on the market (although I worry that Apple’s attention to detail is slipping away and greed is taking over – RIP Steve Jobs). I don’t go anywhere without my iPhone 7 plus, my Apple Watch and a pair of Bose headphones (sad I know). In the past I also enjoyed gaming, I still very occasionally blow the dust off my Xbox One and play, but it’s a rarity to find the time.

And that just about sums me up, I still consider us to be at the start of our business journey with many more high and lows to come. If you want to be part of the journey keep heading back here for more updates, reviews and design insights from us.

As I mentioned this is my first time doing this, if you have any feedback don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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