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Jo Bruce
Jo Bruce
7th Feb 2021

Team question challenge - Sam Cranwell

Sam Cranwell, Versantus' Head of Design, takes on the Team Question Challenge.

He's a sucker for a pudding and has a penchant for fine dining, however his love for cycling makes sure he keeps in shape...

Meet Sam Cranwell, our Head of Design:

Q1: What is your favourite film or series?

A: At the moment I love any films and TVs that take me to a different place in the world so I can see some sunshine, culture and adventure. A recent highlight was ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ - a total binge watch!

Q2: What is the best bit of your job?

A: It has to be the feedback from the wonderful customers we have. Nothing better than delivering great design work and having the people you work on it with be over the moon.

Q3: If you could start again and had to do something else, what would it be?

A: For me it has always been design, there was never another career choice (although professional adventure cyclist would be a tempting option).

Q4: What is your favourite pudding?

A: Too hard! I’d be happy if all courses were pudding! If there was only one option it would be treacle tart. Or New York cheesecake. Or ginger sponge pudding. Or…

Q5: Has the coronavirus pandemic changed how you see the world?

A: I wish I could see the world! (and not from behind a screen)

Q6: If you had to recommend a pub or restaurant in Oxfordshire, what would it be and why?

A: Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons - Raymond Blanc’s flagship in the UK is an amazing experience.

Q7: If it was in the name of pleasure – would it be car, bicycle, walk, run, swim?

A: Bicycle… every time. It is my favourite form or transportation, exercise, entertainment, culture and hobby.

Q8: You can invite three guests from any time in history to join you on a Zoom call. Who would they be and why?

A: At the end of the day I am pretty much Zoomed out, so if I can’t meet them for a pint in the pub I think I’d rather like to have hand written correspondence with my Great Grandfather (who I never met but apparently was a very interesting man), the architect Zaha Hadid who had an amazing way of viewing the world and Jim Henson, the man behind the Muppets and so many other animatronic creatures. 

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