Each week, we’ll be interviewing a member of the Startup community to find out about their deepest, darkest secrets! We’ll be profiling developers, as well as CEOs – so no one is safe! This week, Sarah has agreed to be our willing victim.
Sarah is a service designer, recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art. She has a focus for improving public services and is dedicated to using design for social change (watch out World!) Her idea for Social Innovation Camp has turned into MyPolice.org, a website to provide feedback to the Police.
Name: Sarah Drummond
Whats your Startup? mypolice
Give us your company culture in 3 words: positive, change, community
Whats the next big challenge or hurdle that the company has to overcome? Convincing the police federation that mypolice can actually make a difference and is not a tool for negativity
In one sentence, what’s the personal dream? To win a Brit award and headline Glastonbury (if I could sing that is), working dream to open a design consultancy in Scotland that breeds new talent and brings together the creative industries to collaborate on projects
What do you do for stress relief? Play my guitar for hours
Your favourite ‘skint’ meal? Cheese on toast, with the rubbish radioactive orange cheese
How to you celebrate milestones or awards? A good bottle of wine
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Smoking I’m afraid to say
And the coolest event you’ve been to? Prodigy gig at the Corn Exchange 2005
Name a Quirky fact about yourself: I was the first (and possibly only) person in the UK or maybe Scotland to get a plug stuck in their head. Yes an electrical plug at the age of three. It went right into my head and now I have 3 dimple marks where they cut it out and a huge half moon scar under my hair. Fact.
Give the choice, would you prefer …
i) Truth or Dare? Dare
ii) Carrot or Stick? um, stick?
iii) Tea or Coffee? Coffee