Meet Our Team: Creative

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the creative team for Bo+Tee? Well now’s your time to find out! We’ve caught up with a couple of our talented Bo+Tee creative team members to give you an insight into their roles. Including, how they got there, what day-to-day life is like, they’re biggest achievements and lots of helpful advice for graduates.


So grab a cuppa, change into your comfiest activewear and step inside Bo+Tee’s Glasgow HQ with us…

 

MEGAN - HEAD OF CREATIVE

 

Tell us about you, your role and what your day to day’s like.

 

My job is super varied - just how I like it. I head up the social media and creative teams. One day I could be working on conceptualising for our next big campaign the next I’ll be sitting down planning out marketing activations. Every day is different and comes with a new challenge, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to be pushed out of my comfort zone. 

 

How did you land your dream job?

 

I ended up on set with Oh Polly when I was working for my old employer. I was capturing and editing all of their BTS content from the shoot. I impressed the Oh Polly team on set that day and the rest is history! 

 

What was your interview prep and process like?

 

Due to the nature of how I ended up in the company my interview prep and process was a lot more laid back. The marketing manager saw my work on set that day and knew she wanted to offer me a position, so it all happened very quickly!

 

What are your best interview tips?

 

When I interview for my team, I always look for someone who is super career driven. The fashion industry is not all fun and games and if you really want to succeed in the industry then you need to be focussed on your career and goals because it’s not a 9-5 job and an easy life. That and having a strong opinion and oozing confidence makes the perfect candidate for me - everything else is teachable. 

 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Oh Polly/Bo+Tee?

 

I love the creative freedom I get. Claire, the CEO, has always encouraged us to put creativity at the forefront of our minds each day and this is exactly why I adore my job. I’ve disciplined myself over the last couple of years to really learn the brands inside out and it paid off. I’ve worked to get to a point where each day in my working life is just packed full of creativity. 

 

What’s been your biggest achievement working for Oh Polly/Bo+Tee?

 

Growing within the brand from a Social Assistant to Head of Creative in just 2.5 years. I had a goal in mind for myself and I wasn’t going to give up until I got there. To be valued so highly within the brand from the CEO’s is something I don’t take for granted. No campaign, no trip, no event will ever come close to that achievement for me. 

 

If your colleagues were to describe you, what would they say?

 

Super opinionated and very particular lol. But also hard working, passionate and very loyal to the brand! 

 

What tips would you give to someone in their final year of university?

 

Decide what you want from your life in the next 10 years and set your goals now. If it’s a career you want then it’s time to start putting the work in now. Don’t wish for someone else’s life that you’ve seen on Instagram - it’s a highlight reel and everyone (no matter what it looks like from their grid) is working super hard each day on themselves and their own goals. You are the most important person in your life, do what you need to do to reach your goals.  

 

What advice would you give to a graduate who wanted to work in fashion?

 

It’s a very saturated industry and everyone wants to work for a good brand, so find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage over all of the other graduates. What’s your key skill that you excel in? Use it to get yourself noticed. Be disciplined enough to learn your craft inside and out. 

 

What advice would you give to a graduate who wanted to work in your role specifically?

 

Start off as an assistant and work your way up. Set your career goal early and be loyal to the brand. Jumping from job to job doesn’t guarantee career progression but sticking in, working super hard, taking on constructive criticism and living and breathing the brand sure will. Your attitude to your job will go a long way - trust me. 




MORGAN - CREATIVE ASSISTANT

Tell us about you, your role at Oh Polly/Bo+Tee and what your day to day’s like.

 

I am a Creative Assistant at Oh Polly. I help with everything creative from photoshoot

concepts, to social media campaigns and more!

 

How did you land your dream job?

 

I finished university in June and started to look for jobs. A couple of weeks later I found my dream job on Linkedin on the Oh Polly page and decided to apply.

 

What was your interview prep and process like?

 

My interview prep was all about researching the role and the company! The process is

really straightforward including completing a creative task and 2 interviews.

 

What are your best interview tips?

 

My best interview tip is to just be yourself and be prepared.

 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Oh Polly/Bo+Tee?

 

My favourite thing is definitely the people and the opportunities. Everyone is so friendly and supportive and there's so many opportunities to grow within the company and learn new skills.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement working for Oh Polly/Bo+Tee?

 

My biggest achievement so far is going on a work trip to London in my third week of the job for a photoshoot.

 

If your colleagues were to describe you, what would they say?

 

Hardworking, creative, passionate and fun!

 

What tips would you give to someone in their final year of university?

 

Get experience! Companies want more than a degree now so get as much experience as you can to set yourself apart from the competition.

 

What advice would you give to a graduate who wanted to work in fashion?

 

Work hard and don't be afraid to reach out to companies to show them your ideas and work, it could lead to new opportunities.

 

What advice would you give to a graduate who wanted to work in your role

specifically?

 

Be yourself and get as much experience as possible. Don't be afraid to take initiative and reach out to companies to ask for experience/ internships while at university.

 

If you want to find out more about our teams then make sure to check out our marketing and customer service blog posts. If you're interested in applying to work for Bo+Tee and Oh Polly make sure to check out our careers page today!