Ruth Purbrick


Helloooo. I’m Ruth, one of the Creatives here at bda.


I’ve been passing myself off as a designer for almost ten years. Working in various places, my first role being at a newspaper publishing house in Oxford, where I was forced to learn the ropes very quickly. I moved on to work (or should I say ‘play’) within a Students Union, then on to be an in‑house designer for a university – and now I’m here, at bda. All of these roles have given me very different challenges and experiences, keeping me on my toes!

Since childhood I have always loved drawing, painting and all things creative. I studied Fine Art in Context at university and then moved over to ‘the dark side’ (as some might say) – design. I just feel very lucky to be able to channel my creativity into my everyday working life. I love graphic design and thrive on the constant need for new ideas and imagination.

Whilst being at bda I have become a Mummy, which has been the best thing EVER. I love my little family very much and they fill me with strength and inspiration every day, helping me get though my working days.

If I find myself with any free time, I’ll fill it with running… I can’t get enough of it! So far I’ve taken part in four marathons and always seem to be training for a race or two. It’s my way of letting go and clearing my head. There really is no better way to start the day (honest!).

I also love to read, I’ve always got a book on the go. I love dancing and singing (not that I’m any good, but it’s fun trying!). I love painting, drawing and anything arty… oh and going to exhibitions, it’s always good to feed the mind!

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll
Things I dislike
  • Long finger nails
  • celery
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