Louise Barrie honed her craft at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and worked previously at DC Thomson. She brings 13 plus years of experience to the creative agency, allowing the business to expand and increase its capacity for project and retainer client work in the Aberdeenshire, Angus and Tayside region.
Louise said: “It’s been an incredible first six weeks already. I’m looking forward to being able to contribute my graphic design expertise to the team but also being able to explore and grow skills in other areas of the marketing world such as website design and account management.”
Due North Creatives has continued to grow with three full-time digital content creators hired last year in the Angus and Aberdeenshire areas. With Louise’s new role, the remote agency’s total headcount now comes to eight, with seven full-time employees and one part-time contractor.
The business, which celebrated its seventh birthday on May 1, started after Montrosian and founder Amanda Inglis was made redundant from her role at an Aberdeen company. Not dissimilar to the current pressures on working mothers, the main goal of starting the business for Amanda was to cover childcare costs and wanting to work closer to home.
She said: “Due North started around my kitchen table during maternity leave with the first goal being to cover nursery costs. I wasn’t really sure what the business would become, I just loved helping local business owners to thrive with their marketing and business development. I now run a business that enables me to walk my kids to school most days whilst also working with some of the best businesses in the area, large and small.
“We’re delighted to have Louise join and contribute her excellent skill set. We have a learning culture and encourage our team to expand into other areas that they want to grow their capabilities in so we can’t wait to see where Louise goes with the role.”