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Love Your Work: Esme Duncan

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I've been so excited about this weeks Love Your Work feature, because it's one of my very favourite people! Meet Esme Duncan: talented and beautiful lady, and a great friend of mine... 


Could you explain your work to us?
I am a Designer/ Stylist/ Maker. I have worked with a lot of different immersive theatre companies such as Punchdrunk and Dream Think Speak. I also design and style short films, events, interiors and window displays. I am interested in the details of design and spaces and like creating tactile environments that people can enjoy.

How did you get into that?
Well i studied Theatre Design, but since then i have just followed my heart. I try and make sure that im always doing work that i love and i think that just makes everything fall into place.


Best thing about what you do?
As every project I work on is completely different I love having to learn new skills and knowledge. One minute I may be wondering how to print onto glass baubles the next researching what WW1 solders carried in their daypacks. Oh, and I love being paid to go to car boot sales.

What's the hardest part?
The hardest thing about what I do is trying to get a work/life balance. There is normally very little notice between jobs and so I have to make sure that I’m flexible but also try and make sure I make time to see my friends. 



Where do you work best?
I work best when I’m working with people who inspire me. I have a lot of friends that do similar work to me so it’s great when a job comes up where I am working closely with good friends. 

What's the first thing you do when you start a new project?
At the start of a new project I always try and find a quiet moment where I can have a few deep breaths. I think its really important when working on creative jobs to make sure you have a moment to think about how you are going to begin.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the people around me and also the different jobs I find myself doing. I love talking to people about the work that they do too as I think there is a lot to learn from everyone out there, even if at first it may seem very different to the work you do yourself.


Aren't her stylings gorgeous? I love the first image especially. Thanks so much for sharing Esme! Make sure you have a look at her website for more gorgeous work.