Member Of The Week - Jan Burgess

Next in our weekly installments of member of the week here in PLATF9RM, we grab five minutes with Jan Burgess of SOL Design Collective.


As always, we like to introduce members to the public so what is it that you do?

The easiest way to put it is that I facilitate growth for design, creative and art businesses with a particular focus on those local to Brighton and Hove.

What brought you to PLATF9RM?

I was wasting too much loading the dishwasher at home! I did try a few places for the home/work divide but they just didn't stick. I then found PLATF9RM and loved it.

What would your dream dinner be?

For me, it's not so much what I'm eating but also where I'm eating. I went to Grotta Palazesse in Italy where the restaurant is built into sea cliffs - it was stunning and had great eclectic Italian food.  Alternatively I wouldn't mind strawberries and champagne in my beach hut in Hove.

Name one song you know off by heart?

The first things that come to mind are always the simple ones so it'll have to be something like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.


What's something that can't be bought or found on the Internet?

What a great question. You can never find a one word answer or a quick solution. There's so much information on the Internet so you just end up clicking through from article to article.


Where's your favourite place to visit?

Cornwall on a beautiful sunny day. Or Glastonbury. I also rediscovered Wales recently as I went three times last year. 




Would you rather have bad short term memory or bad long term memory?

I wouldn't want to lose my short term memory - I already struggle with the long term memory!


What do you do to destress or relax?

Hot yoga which I do in Hove. Or drumming. I have a drum that I made myself from elk hide.


What's a really annoying habit a person can have?

Eating apples loudly! The noise really annoys me. But on a more serious note, a person that says they'll do something but never do. It's just a waste of time for everyone.


Another member will be featured again next week so keep an eye out for them.