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Laura Hadley
Content Designer
Stockport Council
WHAT DO YOU DO?

As a Content designer its my job to get the right information, to the right people, in the right place, at the right time, in the right format. I also champion plain English.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Information Architecture
  • Empathy
  • Pair writing
  • Puzzle solving
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Working in a local authority allows me to work across a wide range of subjects with a diverse set of people. The opportunity to take complex information and break it down in a way that everyone can understand, gives me a great sense of challenge and satisfaction.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have a BA/BSc Language and Linguistics with Applied Social Science. I take part in meet-ups, conferences and to keep up to date I follow, engage with and learn from other people in the field.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

The opportunity to be at the forefront of digital transformation in a local authority and make a real difference to the way it communicates and engages with members of the public. I get to work with an amazing bunch of creative people.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Use every opportunity to learn. Ask questions, expand your knowledge and just give it a go. I don't really think of it as digital or tech, for me it's about people and building relationships. Most of my job is offline working with people.


I AM...
PASSIONATE
EMPATHETIC
INQUISITIVE