10 things you didn’t need to know about the team.

 

 

 

alfie_bwName: Alfie T. Dog.

When I’m not being a fantastic Head of Inspiration, I’m…

Snoozing, going for walkies in Bushy Park, riding trains, but mostly snoozing.

My parents named me after…

Not sure what they’re talking about but I frequently get people singing What’s it all about, Alfie? to me.

Only the B1 family knows that…

I have impeccable timing. I launch at the door at 1 and 6pm – when it is time to “check my messages”.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

Not sure on the name but my entrance music would be Who Let the Dogs Out?

If Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Owen Wilson.

AlfieJumperMy proudest fancy dress costume was…

I haven’t done fancy dress, but I do have a small wardrobe with jumpers for the winter and bow ties for spring.

If I were a font, I’d be…

A hound of the f758546e0759a0d2bf235839cad37f.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

Inflatable bananas are scary, and they take your bed when you’re not looking.

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

The bass drum. Maple is my hero (watch his video here).

I live my life by one rule…

“No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that shit and move on.”

 


 

lydia_bwName: Lydia Jones.

When I’m not being a fantastic content designer, I’m…

Rummaging through bargain rails at vintage fairs or hunting down new, quirky eateries.

My parents named me after…

A novel my mum read called Love for Lydia, which was later a TV series. I do like the name, despite the constant references to the Marx Brothers’ song Lydia the Tattooed Lady. I haven’t quite lived up to the lyrics “She has eyes that folks adore so, and a torso even more so…”

Only the B1 family knows that…

I let out a small squeal every time I hear a song by boy band 5ive, particularly during J’s rap. Apparently eyebrow piercings and puffa vests do it for me – who knew?

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

“Liddy Stardust” and Moonage Daydream. Keep your electric eye on me, babe.

If Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Adele, and it would be a musical, obviously.

My proudest fancy dress costume was…

Poison Ivy last year for Halloween. Other costumes from the fictional redhead archive include Ariel, Wilma Flintstone, Daphne from Scooby Doo and X-Woman Jean Grey.

If I were a font, I’d be…

0bc3138425d20c09b4c735f6bd9cec, according to a Buzzfeed quiz, and we know those things speak the truth. But classic and curvy, I certainly won’t disagree with.

TwiningsYou learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

Twinings Tea is the world’s oldest unaltered logo in continuous use. And we are certainly fans of Twinings at B1…

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

The soulful backing singer, who can help the lead out if they should forget the lyrics.

I live my life by one rule…

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 


 

killian-umberella-145x145Name: Killian McCloskey.

When I’m not being a fantastic designer, I’m…

Riding horses, playing rugby or involving myself in any other sporting activity.

My parents named me after…

To fit in where we lived at the time (in Dublin), then we moved to England……. and I stood out a little more!

Only the B1 family knows that…

My ability to retain pointless audio information without any real rhyme or reason to why.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

“The Whirlwind of pain”, and I’d enter to either AC/DC’s Shook Me All Night Long or Duran Duran’s Wild Boys.

KillianWillSmithIf Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Will Smith. (No photoshopping was involved in the making of the photo on the right…)

My proudest fancy dress costume was…

A homemade Ghostbusters outfit, made from cereal boxes, old overalls and other random objects found around the house (before the actual costume could be bought).

If I were a font, I’d be…

The love child of  Gotham , HandofSean and Rex.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

I am horribly under prepared to talk about myself.

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

A Dave Grohl style drummer, shirtless, chipping away in the background and making my own party.

I live my life by one rule…

“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.”

 


 

Mikee_2015_145x145Name: Mikee Mayhew.

When I’m not being a fantastic designer, I’m…

Chief taste tester for Guinness and 5th official for London Irish.

My parents named me after…

A Speedway rider Mike Lee or F1 Champion Mike Hawthorn. I may have a supersonic transportation device from Stuttgart, however I wouldn’t recommend following me – I drive like it’s Sunday, all day, everyday.

Only the B1 family knows that…

A bowler is for your head and not for fruit. A bowler fruit… get it? Tough crowd.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

Slippin’ Jimmy, “It’s Saul Goodman”. Entering to the sounds of KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It. Or Rocky McFarlane and 500 miles – “da dada da.”

If Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Mikee&-PondreBruce Willis. He gets the job done.

My proudest fancy dress costume was…

Mr Fredricksen from Up, complete with helium balloons, tennis balls and all.

If I were a font, I’d be…

4df80c03f4b8dc2acc4af1e4fce929. A classic and everyone’s go-to.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

That keming is the result of improper kerning.

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

The Sax Man.

I live my life by one rule…

“If you want to get ahead, get a hat.” Plus… “There’s always room for one more.” That makes two.

 


 

sally-145x145Name: sally bell.

When I’m not being a fantastic digital director, I’m…

Either reading, watching rubbish television or walking Alfie T. Dog… or being awesome in some other capacity.

My parents named me after…

The legend goes that there were thoughts to name me School or Liberty, as it would have been endlessly entertaining to be Liberty Bell. Thankfully, that did not come to pass. I suspect I was named after either a Little Richard or Wilson Picket song, as my parents are rather big music fans. My middle name, however, is what makes me truly southern, turning the “hip” Sally into a Ice Tea drinking, porch swing sitting “Sally-Ann”. It is actually both my grandmothers’ middle name and now my darling niece’s middle name too.

Only the B1 family knows that…

I don’t know how to swim, despite going wake boarding as my first team outing in the studio.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

“The Ringer” would enter to the sound of Anita Ward wailing out Ring My Bell.

If Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Zooey Deschanel.

Sally minionMy proudest fancy dress costume was…

I have two. Firstly, my Russell from Up costume, as I got to make loads of scout badges, and it also gave me an excuse to carry essentials like chocolate around without being out of character. My other was fulfilling my lifelong dream of being able to dance like an idiot in a mascot style outfit. My Stuart from Minions costume took metres of yellow felt and was roasting inside, but it was great fun getting through train station barriers.

If I were a font, I’d be…

fe97a3270289b036839d6d2f7fc6fe  by Erik Spiekermann. Sensible and awesome.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

Elon Musk was named after his American great-grandfather John Elon Haldeman, who was born in Minnesota. Elon apparently means Oak Tree in Hebrew.

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

Overly enthusiastic cowbell player.

I live my life by one rule…

“Be awesome!”

 


 

Emily_2015_145x145Name: Emily Walters.

When I’m not being a fantastic account director, I’m…

Renovating my house, raising teenagers and learning to run.

My parents named me after…

Me.

Only the B1 family knows that…

I have a pocket whip.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

“BB Flannigan” and I Will Survive.

EMPOSTERIf Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Helen Hunt.

My proudest fancy dress costume was…

Spinal Tap.

If I were a font, I’d be…

Clean, stylish and easy to read.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

What a “Stevedore” is… don’t ask…

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

The manager.

I live my life by one rule…

“Cut the crap and say it as it is.”

 


 

SUE_2015_145x145Name: Sue Spurling.

When I’m not being a fantastic designer, I’m…

Talking with my son about rowing, fashion and pop with my daughter, or being creative with baking and making.

My parents named me after…

Finding out that my name means “Graceful lily”.

Only the B1 family knows that…

I like my tea so weak it looks more like a glass of warm milk.

If I were a wrestler, my name and entrance song would be…

I’d much rather laugh than fight – you’d never catch me in the ring.

If Hollywood made a film of my life, I’d be played by…

Nicole Kidman.

My proudest fancy dress costume was…

Less of a costume but the proudest time I dressed fancy was in my wedding dress.

If I were a font, I’d be…

Anything used for woodblock printing.

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt…

Pantone’s Colour of the Day is the gorgeous “African Violet”.

If B1 were a rock band, I’d be…

The backing singer…but only if we were doing Proclaimers or One Direction covers.

I live my life by one rule…

“Treat others as you want to be treated.”