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28/11/2014

Meet our new designer and illustrator, Ali

Alison Norden_GRIN

As if Christmas wasn’t exciting enough, we recently welcomed our newest recruit to the design team at here at GRIN, Alison Norden…

1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Cambridge.

2. WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Rome. But when in Italy, go to Venice. It’s magical when the tide is in at night and all the lights, buildings and billboards reflect in the puddles on St Mark’s Square.

3. FAVORITE FOOD?
With my sweet tooth, it’s got to be a pudding from my childhood – self-saucing lemon pudding.

4. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter. Without a doubt.

5. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
A proper book? The last book I read for interest was a Buddhist one by Kelsang Gyatso. But the truth is that I’m reading through an array of children’s picture books at the moment… And thoroughly enjoying them! Illustration inspiration you see.

6. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SOUND?
A log fire crackling and breathing. Was a toss-up between that and the crunch of snow beneath your feet, but then that’s a very rare moment.

7. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FILMS?
Lord of the Rings – Return of the King
Frozen
Pitch Perfect
I can do serious, honest. There are just so many films to consider.

8. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL TALENTS?
I can wiggle my little toes individually. Some say that’s weird. And move my left eyebrow up and down (can’t move the other one).

9. IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE?
My family
A multi-tool
Boris (My teddy bear. Everyone needs a Wilson, right?)

10. COMPLETE THE SENTENCE: I’M HAPPIEST WHEN…
…splashing through puddles (on my road bike), getting smoked out (looking through a beehive) and getting mucky (on the farm and when painting).