As we continue on from our last installment of 'Get to Know' whereby we meet Creative team member Lewis, we now move onto the team that brief in the creative, Marketing. We meet Jason as he tells us about his typical day and his nu-rave phase...
Name? Job Title?
Jason Miller, Senior Marketing Co-ordinator.
When and how did you get your job?
I started at Topman in December 2011 and got the job via the Arcadia careers site.
What's the best part of your job?
It’s definitely being able to be creative across so many different areas and being in an environment with similarly minded people.
What's your typical day consist of?
I’m usually working across several campaign/projects so there is no such thing as a typical day which is great! Generally though its broken down into meetings, briefing creative work to our in-house team and developing ideas for future projects whether that be how we make our online magazine TOPMAN GENERATION more engaging or working with our Visual merchandising team on the launch of a brand new range instore.
How would you describe your own style?
Now I have hit the big 3-0 would say I have become more interested in buying well fitted classic pieces with a twist whether that be a good print in a quality fabric or a well fitted cashmere jumper. For example in Topman I tend to steer towards the LTD range...
Who/what is your main inspiration within fashion?
I wouldn’t say there is one person in particular, I’m more of a magpie grabbing inspiration from various places usually people in the street, blogs and magazines etc.
What's the most embarrasing item of clothing I own?
I did go through a nu-rave phase where I was wearing mental prints that would not look out of place on Su Pollard from Hi-de-Hi! It’s safe to say they are now dumped at the back of my wardrobe!
If you didn't do this job, what else would you like to be doing?
In my dream world I would probably be a popstar, part of me thinks its still going to happen but nobody wants a popstar launching in their 30s do they?!
Do you have any advice for anyone that wants to get into the fashion industry?
This is actually my first job in fashion, previously I worked in music and broadcasting. Its proof that if you are passionate and develop transferable skills anything is possible. I would also say keep your options open there are so many routes in the fashion industry you might surprise yourself at what you could be good at!