Angela Burns: “I love getting a client brief and coming up with innovative and fresh ideas.”

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Our Advertising Graphics Operative on what makes her laugh the most, her biggest life lesson to date and what's top of her bucket list.

What is your favourite family vacation?

My kids would probably say 'every holiday they have ever been on' but Florida is my choice everytime. Even though we seem to walk for miles around all the Disney and Universal parks - I feel totally chilled out, it's just magical!

Pop music or Rock music?

I’m quite eclectic in my taste of music. I’ve even been known to listen to some classical radio on my drive home from work.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

We had looked into moving to America over the years, unfortunately my family are now older and don’t want to move.

Book or movie?

Love a good book but, with Covid, it's been Netflix and Amazon Video for the last 18 months.

What makes you laugh the most?

My son makes me laugh the most, his one liners are side splittingly funny.

Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

Both. Zero Sugar off course! 

What motivates you to work hard?

Coming from a Graphic Design background and having worked for newspapers for the last 23 years, I love getting a client brief and coming up with innovative and fresh ideas, if that be for print or online. I love a good font!

50’s or 80’s music?

I love all kinds of music. I grew up hearing my parents listening to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond. My eldest brother is a massive Sex Pistols fanatic and the other brother is hardcore techo music fan. Quite a range. 

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

The Olympics!

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Ice cream is my secret indulgence. Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough or Pooh Bear from Mauds.

What is top of your bucket list? 

My husband and I aim to travel Route 66.

Breakfast or dinner?

Lol.. I eat at all times of the day, my jaws never stop.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sorry I can’t have just one. It's either chicken breast with mexican spicy rice or baked potato with beans and cheese.

Free travel for one year or free lodging for five years?

Travel FREE for a year.. where do I sign up!!

What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?

My kids are my greatest achievement. My daughter is studying to be a teacher at Stranmillis and my son will be heading to Belfast Met in September to study Games Development.  

Speeding ticket or parking ticket?

Parking ticket, please! I’ve points on my license I don’t need anymore.

Biggest life lesson to date?

‘Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create’. I don’t know who said it but it sounds good. 

Bad haircut or bad dye job?

Oh.. I’ve had both, actually I still do!

Who is your hero?


Online shopping or in-person shopping?

We have all become the online shopper because of Covid but I prefer if I’m shopping for clothes to go in-person - ‘try before you buy’. Clothes I have bought online never come in the right size.