In the latest instalment of our new blog series – which focuses on the brilliant people behind the scenes at Leach – designer Martin Burton takes the baton, providing his insight into working at Leach, the top tip he would give to a client, and his favourite food…
Name: Martin Burton
Briefly describe your role:
Based within the Research and Development (R&D) team, it’s my job to create the initial concepts for a variety of our bespoke lightbox and graphic solutions – ranging from single components to complete installations – along with any associated literature and illustrations.
How long have you been with Leach?
It’s approaching the five-year point – which has come around quick!
What’s been your favourite project to date?
I enjoy working on activities that involve various areas of design and planning. My favourite project to date would have to be a recent exhibition stand we designed for Arnold Laver.
This was an unusual project for Leach as it didn’t feature a single lightbox. It did, however, give me the opportunity to work with dozens of new materials, some of which I hadn’t dealt with previously. And the diversification paid off – the completed scheme looked magnificent.
Describe Leach in 3 words:
Innovative, inspiring, iconic.
And how would your colleagues describe you in 3 words?
Focused, helpful, dry.
The best thing about working at Leach is…
The culture – it’s very positive and encouraging. We create industry leading products because we have a common goal, and everybody is happy to help others achieve it.
What top tip would you give to a client?
Be ambitious – Leach will go the extra mile to produce what others can’t.
What’s your favourite food?
I’m partial to Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust margherita!
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Creativity. I don’t like to be bound by the restrictions of how something has been done previously – I love cultivating an idea and letting it flourish to its full potential.
When I’m not at work you’re most likely to find me…
…with my family. Whether we’re playing games at home or going out on a day trip, time with them is very important.
I’m also keen on continuous personal development, so I enjoy spending time following tutorials and watching webinars on new design techniques, plus improving my skills within photography and graphic design.