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Phill Swaine

Senior Creative Designer

Getting to know Phill...

What's your favourite film?
I'm a sucker for Science Fiction and Fantasy so my go-to movies would be Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings and Aliens. James Cameron's Aliens is my all-time favourite! It's the perfect mash-up of sci-fi, war, action, comedy and the best of 80s movies.
What's your favourite book?
I read Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park when I was 13, before the movie release, and I've re-read it numerous times since. Brilliant book and a lot darker than the film.
What telly are you addicted to at the moment?
There’s not much time for TV at the moment with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old at home but I just finished season 1 of Westworld which was great. I was also hooked on Game of Thrones and I love a good Crime Documentary on Netflix. The Staircase was a good one!
Where's the best place you've travelled to?
New Zealand - so good I ended up living there for 10 years!
What's the best thing about Manchester?
The gigs, the food, the shops and the people.
Tell us about your pet?
My wife has told me I can only get a dog when I retire. She seems to think she will end up looking after it... and she's probably right. For now I will have to make do with my two children!
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
Sunday Broast
What question do you get asked most often in your job?
"Tea or coffee Phill?" - there's a lot of tea and coffee consumption here at HGA!
What's the best thing about working in design?
The non-stop flow of work and such a wide variety of projects and personalities
Where would you most like to be right now?
The Bay of Islands, New Zealand, where I met my wife! Amazing place.
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