FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are you here?
Having doctors for parents meant our founders spent most of their formative years running around surgeries. They don’t tend to do that anymore (despite enormous temptation). They've always loved healthcare, and have the photos to prove it.
Who's on the team?
Skin and Blister is a team of experts with different backgrounds from various industries. With a core grounding in pharma, extensive expertise in clinical trials, product marketing and animal health (to name a few). The team also has people who come from industries like digital and social media, who help bring different expertise to the table.
How do you innovate in healthcare?
Skin and Blister is always trying to find better ways to answer your brief. Take clinical trials, for example. Recruiting enough patients to take part in clinical research is difficult. Yet, all of the clinical studies that Skin and Blister has supported have been oversubscribed. There was no elaborate scheme to make it happen, it was actually quite simple. Speak to patients as the people they are, give them a compelling reason to take part, and make them feel like they’re a part of something special. The recruitment will take care of itself.
Another example is the way Skin and Blister approaches projects. Putting the care into each one, and giving them their own brand personality, memorable name and look and feel. Giving your projects names humanises them and makes them feel like a friend. This motivates you to see the project through to the end, and deliver the best work you possibly can. Have a read of the Skin and Blister project philosophy here.
How do you work with clients?
Skin and Blister brings whisky and cigars to every meeting.
Skin and Blister only works with clients that want to put the care into their work, and are passionate about producing remarkable healthcare communications. If that sounds like you, the relationship side of things tends to be smooth sailing.
“I’ve loved every moment of working with you – not just professionally, but also personally. You’re all such an inspiration to me as a woman and have helped me find meaning and chase my purpose in the work I do.”
Senior Brand Manager, Roche
"The entire relationship was really fun and I’ve been surprised by how fast you delivered this. A massive thank you to you all for a wonderful partnership and for all of your hard work.”
Medical Information Specialists, AstraZeneca team
I am a potential employee
Hello, potential employee. First things first – where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If you’re wondering what it’s like to work with Skin and Blister, you might find some answers here.
Where are you based?
All over, really. Skin and Blister has always been a fully remote company, without a fixed home. The team works all over the UK (and all over the world, sometimes). You'll find team members in London, the West Country, Yorkshire, as well as Spain and New Zealand. All equally glamorous.
Do you offer flexible working?
Yes, although you'll hear more about deadline-driven working than flexible working. At Skin and Blister, you'll find a highly talented bunch of people who want to deliver consistently brilliant work. How, when and where they do that is up to them.
Some of the team have kids, others have other interests they want to pursue, so they fit their hours around their schedules. Skin and Blister has always found that if you let people be themselves and work in the way that suits them, you will produce great work and keep both your employees and clients happy.
Can I come and work for you?
But only if you put the care into everything you do, and really love healthcare. Drop us a line at email@example.com and let's talk.
I just love FAQs
We don’t want to patronise you. It's clear you’ve been around the FAQ block by now, and you’ve seen every “would you rather fight an army of duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck” question going. Instead, here’s a few niche things you might like to know.
Why Skin and Blister
Because it’s cockney rhyming slang for ‘sister'. Because it’s related to healthcare. And because it's a nod to the care, hard work and JAM TART (heart) that we put into every project.
Are Fi and Katie really sisters?
Yes. Either that or they’ve been living a very elaborate lie for the last 40 odd years.
But on the duck-sized horses thing, which would you go for?
One horse-sized duck, definitely. Throw a loaf of Kingsmill at them and run as fast as you can.