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Ian Austin

Digital Director & Deputy MD

Getting to know Ian...

What’s your favourite film?
I love all the Harry Potter films - I can't choose a favourite.
What telly are you addicted to?
I got hooked on The Walking Dead & Suits after our design studio team recommended them.
Where would you most like to be right now?
At a bar!
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
The Caribbean - It's one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Apple Inc - I’m often the go-to person as & when there’s a new product launch for people to get my opinion on what’s best to do!
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
I enjoy playing Golf & watching Formula One.
What’s the best soundtrack to a long car journey?
That all depends on the time of day I guess. I’ve got a really varied taste in music & something for all occasions – I have a rook of Spotify playlists for different needs.
What’s the best thing about Manchester?
It’s home. It’s the capital of the North & one of the most exciting, progressive places to be.
Tell us about your pet
My cat is called Alan. He’s been stuck up one of the tallest trees I’ve ever seen & dismantled many edges of carpet around the house.
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
Sunday roast. Is this a rhetorical question?
Finish this sentence – “I can usually be spotted in the office…
... eating'. I’m a big fan of food - I won “The Human Dustbin” award back in my first year at HGA after just six months with the company.