Communications Collective is proud to present our series ‘A day in the life’, a snapshot of our work across the lifestyle, arts, culture, design and property sectors. This month, Tess takes us through some highlights from her day, sharing the inspiration that drives her work.

What was the first thing that you did when you arrived at the office today?

First thing in the morning, we sit down as a team and read the day’s news. We will be on the lookout for coverage we’ve secured for our clients, as well as keeping an eye on key trends. It’s always so exciting to see the outcomes of our work in communications in the media, and it’s all the more enjoyable to share with the team before we start the day.

What was your most interesting meeting today?

One of the many projects we are working on at CC is a Polo in the City event for our client Sussex Taps. Today we met to discuss creative concepts and logistics. Collaborating closely with our clients is vital to the success of our campaigns, and I can’t wait to see the vision for the event come to life!

What is the view from your desk today?

Part of my role at CC is focused on shaping a strong visual identity for both the agency and our clients. Today, I created a beautiful flat-lay photo, for our director Genevieve’s recent article in The Asian Executive magazine on the Melbourne Cup Carnival, so my desk view currently consists of an arrangement of races-worthy accessories.

What did you do for lunch today?

Being based in Prahran, we have so many great cafes and restaurants on our doorstep. We definitely take advantage of being located in this vibrant part of Melbourne! Today the entire team went for lunch at La Lucciola – which is one of our collective favourites for a pasta fix. There’s something about sunshine and carbohydrates that always delivers – and it’s a great chance for the team to catch up.

What inspired you the most this week?

I have a keen interest in arts, culture and design and I’m lucky to work with incredible arts institutions at CC, such as Monash Museum of Art (MUMA) and now RMIT Design Hub.

In my free time, I also adore attending exhibitions and enjoying the wonderful cultural programs Melbourne has to offer. This week I was lucky enough to attend Olivier Award–winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s collaboration with Jamie xx, Olafur Eliasson and the Paris Opera Ballet, Tree of Codes, as part of the Melbourne Festival. It was inspiring to see so many different elements and talents come together, and the amazing cultural and creative experiences we enjoy in  Melbourne is something that informs my work on a daily basis here at CC.