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Holly Whitaker

Graphic Designer

Holly Whitaker

As the Graphic Designer of Borderline Arts, Holly is responsible to creating high-impact designs for a huge variety of products and activities, such as our website, advertising, flyers and much more - i.e. giving Borderline Arts a visual 'brand'.

She is currently working on a brand refresh too, so watch this space!

Where are you from? 

Brighton (now living in Leeds). 

Why did you choose to volunteer at Borderline Arts? 

I wanted to use my time to make a positive difference in the world - particularly when it comes to mental health. I was drawn to Borderline Arts because BPD is lesser known by many people and there can be such stigma around personality disorders, so I really wanted to help to be a part of that journey to raise awareness to make a difference to those affected. I also believe the arts offer such wonderful creative expression and outlet, so LOVE the charity vision and what the team are doing! 

What is your role in Borderline Arts? 

Graphic Designer. 

What is your occupation outside Borderline Arts? 

I work as a Creative Designer for an advertising agency. 

How long have you volunteered with Borderline Arts? 

Since August 2022! 

What is your favourite colour? 

Teal or yellow! 

What’s one of your favourite places in the world? 

Canada. Such a beautiful country with breathtaking wildlife and views (but pretty happy pitched up in a tent anywhere as long as I'm surrounded by greenery!) 

What is one of your favourite quotes? 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi) 

Do you have any phobias? 

No phobias, but I'm not a fan of the dark! 

Marmite: love it or hate it? 

Love it! 

An interesting (or weird) fact about you? 

I make miniature clay dogs, called DiddyDogs and quirky earrings (like miniature beans on toast)! 

Do you have any pets? 

Yes - a little cheeky bunny called Neffy, but I would have a farm full of animals if I could! 

Introvert or Extrovert? 

Shameless introvert! :)

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