I’m a Project Manager and Producer in the advertising industry, living in Folkestone and working both remotely and in London.
I've been working in advertising for 10 years and having a creative background helps me understand how to get the best out of a project, and being organised gives structure and ensures the best outcome!
I come from a family of artists and I studied at Central St Martins and Falmouth University. I have a BA(Cons) in Illustration and enjoy drawing and painting in my spare time.
I don’t think I ever ‘realised’ I wanted to become a project manager, it’s something I naturally worked towards based on my skills. I graduated mid-recession in 2009 with a degree in illustration, and got a job as a sales rep for a spirits distributor after a friend of a friend put me forward for it. I got the job as am good at talking and am a natural ‘hype man’! Then after two years of that, I saw a junior position advertised at an illustration agency. My sales experience gave me an edge over most other candidates.
After doing that, I realised I loved working on the projects and getting work published, however I didn’t love the sales part of things! So it was a fairly natural step for me to move over the agencies that were commissioning the work! I started at a small ad agency, and then moved to bigger agencies from there!
Layla Boyd – @laylafwboyd
- Project Director and Producer
2006 - 2009
2005 - 2006