Meningitis Now staff member Jules Braithwaite

In 1984 I contracted MenC with septicaemia, which left me with 100% hearing loss in both ears

Jules Braithwaite

Senior Designer

Hi, I'm Julie (Jules), Senior Designer at Meningitis Now

The year you joined the charity

November 1987.

A brief overview of your role – what are you responsible for?

As part of the Digital / Design team, my role involves producing Meningitis Now's information leaflets, posters, education and campaign materials, event packs, annual reviews etc. plus the Meningitis Matters monthly email. If you've seen something Meningitis Now branded, I probably had a hand in designing it.

For some of our bigger projects, I work in collaboration with internal and external professionals / artists, who bring a wealth of knowledge and design excellence.

Your favourite part of your role

Being lucky enough to work with, and for, so many amazing and inspirational people.

Your biggest achievements

I am a meningitis survivor. In 1984 aged 14 I contracted MenC with septicaemia, which left me with 100% hearing loss in both ears. In 1994 I had a cochlear implant operation and the advancement of cochlear technology in my lifetime has been truly life-changing.

A fun fact about yourself

Not shy to do my bit, I've completed two skydives for Meningitis Now. One from 13,000 feet with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team for the charity's 25th Anniversary!

How you can be contacted

Email me at julieb@meningitisnow.org.