Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, my name’s Peter and I have joined Studio Graphene as an Analyst.
How did you get here?
I graduated from The University of Portsmouth in June and have previous experience working with mobile technologies in the Telecoms industry.
How do you find that translates into your role at Studio Graphene?
I studied Business & Management, which gave me the opportunity to explore tech and software development from a business perspective. This led me to write my dissertation on the challenges that mobile payment providers are having in the UK. My experience in Telecoms gave me insights into the difficulties of building and managing a digital platform, something that I found very exciting. Both gave me an interest in tech and how it can have a massive impact in the world!
How is Studio Graphene different from other agencies you’ve worked with / for?
Having come from a company with 500+ employees it is a massive change to come to Studio Graphene where the whole London team is at one table - so much nicer! This allows for so much more freedom in your work and zero communication issues.
What’s the most exciting piece of kit / software / design thinking you’ve discovered recently?
It’s impossible to go a day in London without seeing another advert for a startup Challenger Bank, but I think the best services are those that utilise Open Banking to give you analytics on your ‘dumb’ bank account. I recently discovered an app called Emma that does just this and shows me the worrying amount that I spend on lunch each month!
What do you think the ‘next big thing’ in tech is going to be?
I think we're going to see some really cool innovations with Augmented Reality. We have seen the beginning of this with various AR SDK’s and in the coming years, I am sure we will see AR headsets from the tech giants like Apple and Google.
How worried are you about the rise of the machines?
Not particularly worried, listening to interviews with Elon Musk makes me a bit scared for our future as the human race but I think generally we will see positive outcomes from AI.
What's your spirit animal?
I took this one: http://www.spiritanimal.info/spirit-animal-quiz/
Apparently, I’m The Wolf (accoring to spiritanimal.info). I’m not sure if I’m that aggressive!
What does your failsafe playlist contain?
Always some Folk or Indie Rock! I love bands like Bon Iver, Glass Animals and Gregory Alan Isakov.