About Us - About James


Why would you want James involved in the production of your gifts, promotional goods, or workwear?

Firstly, I can help turn your ideas in to tangible designs.  I've always had a creative side and loved designing clothes and prints.  After school, I attended De Montfort University in Lincoln to study Fashion Design and Textiles and even though my career path took a bit of a detour, I've always maintained an interest in design.  

The second area is perhaps less glamorous, but just as important.  I spent over twelve years working in public sector facilities management and procurement.  Both are areas where value for money, efficiency and customer service are crucial.  Although at Discofish the budgets and turnover are on a much smaller scale, the principles of good supply chain management, sustainable development, understanding different expectations and the importance of delivering a quality service on time and to budget are still very much part of who I am.  

Most of my professional life has been spent buying products and services rather than selling.  I have seen a lot of different sales techniques and different levels of customer service.  I've seen good and bad and have hopefully learnt to harness the good and avoid the bad.  There is no hard sell... ever.  You're the customer and I want every interaction you have with Discofish Designs to be a positive experience.  I don't know it all though so if you want something different or you notice ways we can improve then please let us know and we'll take it on board.

 

Favourite quotes:

"There are 10 types of people in the world.  Those who understand binary and those who don't."

"There are 10 types of people in the world.  Those who understand binary, those who don't AND those who didn't expect this joke to be in base 3."

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein

 

Favourite pancake toppings:

Orange squash diluted to 50%.

Golden syrup/ice-cream.

 

Favourite smoothie recipes:

Bananas, avocado, almond milk + berries

 

Favourite TV programmes:

Game of Thrones;

Prisoner Cell Block H.

 

 

Favourite YouTube video:

Well, after the Discofish Promo video, there are:

****CAUTION, CONTAINS SPOILERS**** Not Literally's Game of Thrones parody "A Character That I Used to Know". ****CAUTION, CONTAINS SPOILERS****

 Also a couple of videos from the ridiculously talented dedboy:

Christmas Number One

****CAUTION, CONTAINS NAUGHTY WORDS, A BIT OF VIOLENCE AND WEEING**** C U Next Thursday (feat. Sarah Jane Honeywell) ****CAUTION, CONTAINS NAUGHTY WORDS, A BIT OF VIOLENCE AND WEEING**** 

 

Favourite shower gel:

Original Source Mint and Tea Tree.