DeskLodger of the Month - Bristol - September

Jamie Ellis
September 14, 2018
DeskLodger of the Month - Bristol - September

Dan Simmonds from Omobono

Meet Dan, who is a video and motion designer with DeskLodge residents Omobono. Dan likes to DJ, binge watch TV series and is currently planning his wedding!  


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What do Omobono do?
I work in the Bristol office of Omobono – we’re a creative and technology agency for global business brands. We’ve got offices in Bristol, London, Cambridge, Dubai and Chicago. We do loads of great work for big businesses across the spectrum of digital, design, strategy and technology - my role is working in the creative team as a video & motion designer – I’m all about making stuff move.

How long have you worked at Omobono/DeskLodge?
I’ve been working at Omobono for about 4 years now, and we’ve been in DeskLodge for nearly 3 years I think! We previously were in an office near the fountains and the hippodrome before we levelled up to DeskLodge. As we occasionally have people remote work away from our office, it’s great to be in a lively environment – and the spaces for team chats and client calls are very useful!

What's your favourite thing about your job?
Working with people who are supremely talented and boss it in their roles, and generally creating stuff to (hopefully) wow clients. I have a constant itch to create cool stuff and also I learn new things all the time – for example I’m currently stepping into the 3rd dimension – trying to grapple the daunting land of 3D animation!

What's your favourite thing about DeskLodge?
How close it is to my flat! Everyone is jealous of my 1 minute walk into work. Also, the people and fruit Wednesdays are pretty great

What do you like to do in your spare time?  
At the moment all my free time is devoted to planning my wedding in September - a particular highlight is making all the poor Desklodge staff walk across Desklodge to our office every day with never-ending packages of bunting/materials/bamboo screening/cutlery and other oddly shaped boxes! (sorry!)
Other than binge watching tv series I used to be into DJ’ing a lot – playing around my hometown of Worcester, Bristol and Birmingham and more – might pick it up again one day!

What’s your favourite tea or coffee?
Straight up builders brew tea – over milking is a sin and coffee still tastes weird to my child like tastebuds.

Thanks Dan, have an amazing wedding!