Work Experience at Fishtank Agency

Just last week Fishtank had the pleasure of welcoming a temporary new addition to the team.

Supporting the initiative to close the skills gap and to interest young people in the industry, we have decided to take on a work experience student this year.

Jessica is a Year 12 3D Design student and she joined us last Monday for a duration of 1 week. During that week she supported the Account Management and Design teams by conducting research, analysing qualitative data and helping us with developing a 3D design that will eventually be 3D printed for promotional purposes (watch this space!)

Gemma Curry, our Senior Account Manager was managing Jessica’s work experience and has commented:

“It was a pleasure to have Jessica with us for a week’s placement. She helped us greatly with research, created some fantastic 3d designs and joined our client meetings. I hope we gave her a good insight in to life here at Fishtank!”

Fantastic experience for both Jessica and our team, this week has definitely been a good introduction to a new era for Fishtank… But hush, that’s the topic of our next blog post! For now, read Jessica’s review of her week in our Fishbowl:

“I spent a week at Fishtank Agency for professional placement. The whole team was very friendly, and welcoming, as soon as I walked through the door I felt like a member of the team. The environment was positive all week long which is very motivational and gave me a great insight on working life in the design sector. I am very thankful to have been handed this opportunity as I have developed and learnt many key details that will help with my studies at college and definitely with my future.”

That you for such kind words and for visiting us Jessica – we wish you all the best in the future!


We’re hiring a junior designer

We are looking for a creative and talented Junior Designer with a position to grow into and make your own. Join our expanding, award-winning creative agency.

The Junior Designer will be responsible for supporting our Senior Designers with designing for our key accounts and working with a wide range of well-known national and global brands. We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic and who strives to exceed the expectations of clients and the team.

Welcoming Mike to the Fishtank Team

Hey, I’m Michael and I’ve just joined Fishtank where I’ll be leading their digital/web offering as Senior Frontend Developer. I am looking forward to my future working with the team here and with clients old and new.

Having been working in a large full-service agency in Leeds for the past 3 years I decided to make the move to Fishtank after seeing the new and exciting challenges that Fishtank and the role has to offer.

I began my interest, and later my career, in web development over 11 years ago whilst playing drums in a metal band where (here’s a tell of my age) I found myself re-skinning my band and other bands MySpace accounts. Fortunately, when my teenage dream of becoming the next Metallica didn’t happen, I found my true calling in web development.

After university I was asked to go back to the company I completed a year’s placement at while studying and in the time since, I have honed my craft in modern web development using a popular CMS platform many other development languages.

But all work and no play makes Michael a dull boy and so outside of work I still have an interest in playing music but most of all I am embracing family life having a 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. Between standing on lego bricks and explaining why you need to eat your broccoli I enjoy watching anything Sci-Fi and going to see live bands.

Fishtank is my new home and I’m looking forward to getting to stuck in so if you need help with an existing website or if you’re interested in starting a new project with us, get in touch…

Name: Michael Garlick

Job title: Senior Web Developer


Interests: Sci-Fi, coffee and Real Ale

Welcoming Gemma to the Fishtank Team

I’m two and a half months into my role at Fishtank and what a two and a half months it has been – never a dull moment working on various different projects, sometimes all at once, and I have enjoyed every minute! 

No two days are the same – one minute we’re on a conference call with our clients in the US discussing up and coming projects and the next we are scoping a new website with a small, local, family run business, all the time working with a very talented bunch here at Fishtank Agency (they paid me to say that!)

I come from a strong agency background with vast experience of working in both B2B and B2C markets, so I bring a wealth of knowledge to my role of Senior Account Manager. My key focus is supporting and working with our clients to help deliver marketing solutions tailored to their objectives and requirements but also supporting Damien with the growth of Fishtank and our own strategy and business objectives. 

We really do have wonderful clients, we feel like part of their team, there are no barriers to how we work together which is refreshing to see and our clients respond well to our approach to work.

There are some exciting times ahead for Fishtank and I am thrilled to be part of the team to enjoy them.

Name: Gemma Curry
Job title: Senior Account Manager

Welcoming Ola to the Fishtank Team

My name is Ola and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Account Manager for Fishtank Agency. Coming straight from a world of pharmaceuticals, engineering and corporate marketing I have arrived to assist you in your most exciting projects, to support your print and digital requirements every step of the way and to advise your teams as and when necessary.

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