Meet the Members: Leon Puplett
This week we had the pleasure of catching up with the super affable Leon Puplett. Leon is a Digital Project Manager at Un.titled, a creative digital agency specialising in UX led design and elegant technology solutions – he’s also a pretty awesome photographer!
We find out what an average day looks like at Un.titled, Leon’s top magazine recommendations and the tools he can’t live without.
Can you tell us what you do and what an average work day looks like?
I love the fact that my average day is always different. It’s often a real mix – reviewing an element of a website that’s in development or has recently been launched, talking to clients about their digital projects, writing up workshops or technical specifications and, on a good day, a fair amount of chocolate infused snacks!
An average day also becomes a good day when dogs are involved, and luckily for me Gather Round has a few doggo visitors now and then.
The inception of ideas often feels the most creative part of a project for me, when you're helping clients work out what they want and how best that can be brought to life.
Anything you’re working on at the moment that’s exciting you?
I’m working on some exciting things at the moment, and have spent the last few months working with an inspiring theatre company Cardboard Citizens. For almost 30 years they have been at the forefront of creating theatre with, for and by people who have experienced homelessness. Their problem-solving methodology of creating theatre using ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ techniques is something to be experienced and with any luck, they should have a nice new website very soon.
What are you watching/reading at the moment?
I’m usually watching more things than I can keep up with, but enjoying the last season of The Good Place. If you spent a fair amount of your childhood watching cartoons, you’ll probably enjoy Final Space – it’s very silly but very fun. And I’m sure I’ll start rewatching Parks & Recreation again at some point soon.
Magazine wise, I’d recommend Delayed Gratification, slow news on a quarterly cycle with the most beautiful and fascinating infographics in the game, and Sidetracked, which contains some great adventure writing and stunning photos to compliment the stories.
What kit/tools can you not live without?
Headphones. Chocolate. GIFs. Puns. A decent selection of plaid shirts. And a playlist full of interesting podcasts.
What excites you most about the creative process?
I think the initial phases of a creative process are what I enjoy most. The inception of ideas often feels the most creative part of a project for me, when you’re helping clients work out what they want and how best that can be brought to life. But there’s also a huge amount of creativity in problem solving, especially towards the end of a project when you’re often restricted by time, budget and resources. Seeing what everyone has put together around you is pretty great – makes all the emails, kanban boards and wireframes worth it.
Where is your favourite place to eat in Bristol?
I’m fairly new to Bristol so I don’t have a fave place yet. But Souk Kitchen is top pick of the local haunts.
Why Gather Round?
Sharing the space with like minded creative agencies and individuals was a big draw for Un.titled taking up residence at Gather Round and we’re enjoying being part of this growing community.