Multi-service brand building agency Studio LWD, has appointed a talented university graduate as its first junior designer.

Rebecca Drabble, 22, a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, joins the Poulton-based studio after demonstrating a strong sense of creativity and valuable marketing skills during work experience in late 2020.

Despite the role being her first step on the designer career ladder, she has a wealth of experience in marketing having opened two Etsy shops as spare time ventures during the pandemic.

Modern Day Eclectic, which sells vintage home décor, and Eden and Bliss, which sells letterbox pamper hampers for self-care and wellness.

Rebecca will use her skills and creative eye to support the existing team with rebrands and brand refresh work, as well as the development of new websites, packaging, brochures, marketing collateral and visual assets for companies in a range of industries.

Commenting on her appointment, Rebecca said: “I have always been creative and love selling online, so when lockdown hit, I set up Eden and Bliss and invested more time into the marketing of Modern Day Eclectic.

“I never dreamed it would lead to such an exciting opportunity with a successful studio; I just saw so many people isolated from family and friends and I wanted to help people share some love and happiness with their friends and relatives even when they couldn’t be with them.

“To have this opportunity to work on such exciting projects whilst building my career is just amazing, especially after such a difficult year for young people.”

The experience of running a business and selling online is what supported founder Laura Weldon’s decision to recruit Rebecca.

Laura said: “Rebecca used her talent to launch a business, market and sell products that people want to buy, whilst also connecting with people on a personal level, and those qualities are hard to find.

“She has an obvious eye for design and an understanding of sales and marketing, and that made her a stand-out person I couldn’t resist hiring.

“Not only has Rebecca achieved the necessary academic qualifications she has also been out there in the real world and put what she has learnt into practice. That will be invaluable to our clients and the rest of the team.”

Studio LWD is a multi-service brand building agency that captures the essence of a business ethos and creates a visionary journey which guarantees high engagement and recall.

Founded in 2012, the firm is made up of a group of strategic thinkers and creatives that create engaging work, grounded in solid strategy.

With over 15 years’ experience working with some of the world’s most iconic brands, such as Virgin, Nike, Tesco, Aldi and British Council the team are experts in their field.

Securing new clients and collaborations with existing partners meant 2020 was a successful year for the firm, thus creating opportunities for local talent to join the team.