Meet Our Team: Hollie Swinscoe

Samantha Jeffries   ·  2 min read

Ideal Shopping Direct is celebrating over 20 years of business this year, and such we want to celebrate the people who have made that possible. Therefore, we want to put spotlight onto some of our amazing teammates and this month we would like to introduce Hollie Swinscoe – Set Design Supervisor for Ideal World and Create and Craft.

When did you first join Ideal Shopping Direct and how did you end up here?

I have always been creative from a young age and chose to specialise in this throughout school and college. I went on to achieve a degree in Interior Design at De Montfort University in Leicester. Shortly after graduating I was lucky enough to get a job here in October 2014 as a Set Design Assistant on Craft and have been here ever since.

Can you explain a little about what your role entails?

Leading the Set Department to support the live studios, as well as planning event’s for both the Craft and Ideal World studios. We often begin by brainstorming ideas, and then go on to create mood boards and mock-ups of our plans, which we will then share with other departments. Our favourite part of the whole process is making and sourcing all the props, this is the most exciting part!

What’s your biggest work accomplishment at ISD?

Over the last 6 years I have been involved in many exciting projects within the business including, redesigns of sets within the studio spaces, event planning and working on promo shoots with our creative and marketing teams.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone else in your role, what would it be?

‘Always Measure something Twice’

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?

I love going for long walks with my two French Bulldogs, Winston and Wilfred. I enjoy trying new vegan restaurants and recipes.