Armadillo Asks: Ella Johnson

We want to introduce you to the people who make Armadillo tick. So grab a coffee, settle back and say hello to Ella…

Name: Ella Johnson
Job Title: Junior Digital Designer
Joined Armadillo: October 2018

What inspires you?
My very creative and talented family and partner.

What’s your biggest achievement so far?
I collaborated with my Mum to produce a children’s book on the topic of bereavement. This book has not only helped children understand what has happened to their loved ones but has also helped parents explain to their children while they may be grieving themselves.

If you were stuck on a desert island, which book, film and album would you take?

What is your favourite word in the English language, and why?
Queue, because the last 4 letters of the word aren’t even needed but they are still there.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?
I moved to Vienna to study Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Art.

In another life, I’m pretty sure I was…
…a golden retriever.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
Treat my Mum and family then travel around Europe and Scandinavia with my partner and pay for me and my friends to go to loads of festivals together.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us
I do Ballet.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
It won’t surprise you after my previous answer, but I wanted to be a ballet teacher.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The first rule of life is to never lick a knife.


If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
Eating the most biscuits in one sitting.

What songs have you completely memorized?
Ludovico Einaudi, Fuori dal mondo on piano.

What are some small things that make your day better?
Sunny mornings, meeting dogs, discovering new music, eating great food and catching up with friends and family.

What stat for your life would you most like to see?
How many years of my life I have spent waiting for photoshop files to open or save.

What could you give a 20-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
My dog, Louie.

What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
Make my own clothes.

Describe what you do in less than 10 words
I do conceptual digital design & animation.

What do you like most about your job?
The opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

How would you describe what Armadillo does?
Armadillo is a Customer Relationship Marketing agency who work with clients big and small to produce interesting, creative and insightful digital content.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Working with people who are passionate and very talented at what they do.

What are the three best things about working at Armadillo?
Flexible working hours, lovely people and being involved in award winning campaigns for huge clients.

What and where is Bristol’s hidden gem?
The Lido in Clifton

If someone only had one day to spend in Bristol, what should they do?
Providing it would be a glorious sunny day, they should get a Squeezed burger from Wapping Wharf, go drinking on King Street, head up to Jamaica Street and have dinner at Poco, then a cocktail dessert at Jamaica Street Stores around the corner.

What are your favourite restaurants and bars in Bristol?

Poco Tapas BarJamaica Street StoresKauto WokykoSqueezed (does the best burger in the whole country!), The Bristol FringeThe White Lion (has an incredible view of the suspension bridge), The Christmas StepsThe Old DukeThe Mud Dock.

You can find out more about Ella here, and follow Armadillo on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

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