Two years doesn’t seem like a long time when seen in the greater context of life and your career, it is however long enough for life to change to a previously unimaginable degree.
What I have only recently realised, is that Strawberrysoup is an extension of Keith and Neil’s personalities, their drive, ambition and love of a good spreadsheet, all played out to the theme of Fink and Kanye West. This makes for an environment where your desire to progress and learn was only hindered by the effort you were willing to put into any one task; a nurturing environment where humour played as important a part as correctly tracked time sheets.
Of course it is the people at Strawberrysoup that have enabled the company to thrive and grow into a recognised and respected brand. The technical excellence and an outstanding degree of competence, combined with an array of design talent meant there really is no challenge to which they could not rise. Be it Marks and Spenser, The Body Shop, Animal, each project helped Strawberrysoup grow and prosper.
So two years has past and along the way I had the opportunity to work with people from whom I’ve learnt an incredible amount, people with incredible patience, indepth knowledge, boundless enthusiasm and the ability to see past the blank sheet of paper, all working together in order to deliver the largest projects I have been fortunate enough to be a part of; Dssmove, Alerto, Attitude Clothing, Dike & Son. All have played their part in the knowledge I can now boast of.
Strawberrysoup never felt like a ‘business’, it was a place where we plied our trade for the greater good. It was an agency for which I had dreamed of working with ever since I first met Miss Boulboul and she sang its many praises, their amazing office space filled with laughter and fun, the team trips Go Karting and to Thorpe Park, the huge projects for well know and respected brands. Now as I sit here, surrounded by the light of the panoramic windows for the very last time, I would of course like to thank everyone individually, but instead I will leave you with my favourite quote by Martin Luther King:
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.
Thank you everyone, you have been individually and collectively amazing, I look forward to seeing you all again soon.