A senior designer who completed a week’s worth of work experience while studying his trade at art school has celebrated 20 years working for the same company.

Terry Sansome joined Bicester-based brand and design agency MicroGraphix in 2002 after graduating from De Montfort University with a first-class degree in graphic design.

Mr Sansome’s passion for his profession was sparked as a youngster when he designed football kits in his spare time.

Now, he works with clients in the motoring, technology and property sectors to help businesses define and promote their brands through clever design strategies.

Mr Sansome said: “It’s been fantastic to be part of the growth and success story of MicroGraphix.

“We’re like one big family, and the positive working relationships and friendships I’ve made during my 20 years with the company has been key to my time here.

“I’ve always had a creative flair, and becoming a graphic designer was something I aspired to when I was younger.

“I wouldn’t describe myself as a fine artist, but design and problem-solving are my areas of strength.

“The key to the company’s success over the years is our passion for what we do.

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“Developing our clients’ audiences and sales figures through creative brand promotion sits at the heart of our work, and we can have a lot of fun with it.

“I’ve met and worked with lots of people in the last 20 years, it’s been quite the ride since stepping through our office doors as an enthusiastic youngster on work experience.”

Terry joined MicroGraphix after working for a short time in Oxford as a junior designer.

Mr Sansome said: “The industry has changed a lot since I joined. When I started, the technology we’re so accustomed to today was still relatively new.

“Equipment and software we use these days allows us to deliver quicker, better and bigger results across a range of platforms from print to packaging, digital and social media.

“They have unlocked a far more efficient way of working, which allows us designers to take our creation to new levels.

“It’s a great feeling knowing your work is having a direct impact on a client and its business.

“I look forward to continuing in this role for many years to come.”

Based in studios on the Rowood estate, off Murdock Road, MicroGraphix’s services include graphic design, branding, website creation, photography and video.

MicroGraphix director Mike Linzey added: “Terry has been an integral member of our loyal and hard-working team and played an important role in our development both locally and nationally.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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