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After sharing my love for the Career Crisis cards the other week, I visited The School of Life for a special workshop on overcoming procrastination. Walking from the station on the evening of the class I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone would turn up – they’d all be too busy procrastinating, right? Oh the irony! But actually it was a full house, all ready to kick procrastination where it hurts… or try anyway. I’ve read a...

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Not all those who wander are lost. It’s quite a famous saying, but I’ll admit that I didn’t know where it came from until I just googled it. If like me you didn’t know; it’s from a poem by J.R.R.Tolkien – that guy that wrote Lord of The Rings. You must’ve known that!? 🙂 Even though I often say I feel a bit lost with my career, there’s always still a little voice of positivity...

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I’ve been putting off writing this post for almost 3 weeks now, but I felt like I couldn’t really post anything else until I got this one out of the way. So here goes nothing… Leaving a job is never easy, but it’s a lot scarier and stressful when it’s not your choice to leave. A week after I moved into my new flat, I was made redundant. 46/💯 Look up – you have your...

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What do you do when you have a lot to say and want to share with the world? Nowadays you might create a blog, go on a tweet rant or Periscope about it. Or… you might record a podcast. That’s what Sherida, Soofiya and myself have done. Designed in London (DiLDN for short) is our new Podcast where we will discuss all things creative/design/education/industry themed. Here’s the 3 of us looking pretty pleased with ourselves after recording...

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Commuting in London. 3 words that can turn a smile to a frown in a matter of 0.3 seconds. I’ve had my fair share of tube annoyances, however recently I’ve been using a little yellow ray of sunshine to be blissfully ignorant of ignorant people: Don’t get a job… Make a job by Gem Barton has been my tube read for almost 2 weeks now, and what a difference it has made to my 40...

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As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more nostalgic; NOW I understand why the elders love pulling out a ‘back in my day…’ story. Recently I’ve been reminiscing about my University days – the silly things I used to make for projects and pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines. OH THE MEMORIES! At the time it felt like it would be the end of the world if I didn’t have 100+ sheets of design development,...

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It’s been a while in the making, but it’s finally here! So I’m not a full time Graphic Designer at the moment, but in March 2015 I decided that I wanted to make a video about working in a design studio. Why did I make this video? Well mainly because when you’re a graduate you don’t know what to expect, so I thought I’d show you what it could be like. (Although, admittedly I definitely...

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I’ve been writing this post in my head for about 3 months now but I still don’t really know what I want to say. But to put it in black and white, Friday 27th November 2015 will be my last day as a Junior Designer at gpstudio – I’ve quit my job. I’m sure there are many questions (as I’ve probably already asked myself all of them a million times), so let me try and...

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A couple of weeks back I went to one of the Nicer Tuesdays talks with Jo and Natalie from the studio. Hosted by It’s Nice That at the Protein gallery space, each talk has a different theme, with this one focusing on ‘failure’. I hadn’t originally planned to blog this talk, but decided to post about it in the end as I think it’s a really important topic and it was a brilliant talk. As...

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The other week I went to a talk hosted by Intern Magazine, who I posted about a few moons ago. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll already know my feelings on internships (I won’t go into a rant right now but see my screen printed Fresh Meat posters to get the jist ha) but if you’re new to the topic/debate then I’d definitely recommend you check out Intern magazine to get...

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It’s never good to start with an apology, but as I’m polite: Sorry. My posting schedule has been a bit all over the place recently and I’m currently experiencing a bit of what we’ll call ‘bloggers block’ – it happens to the best of us! Send inspiration and positive thoughts my way 🙂 I’m just having such a busy time at the moment, but I’ll be back on track soon don’t worry! And anyway, there’s...

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A couple of weeks back (yeah, I’m a little behind with my schedule sorry!) I found myself at Pearlfisher studio for the 233 Miles Design Festival. Organised by a group of Graphic Design soon-to-be grads from Plymouth University, the festival brought their degree show to London whilst hosting a series of free lunch time talks from Adrian Shaughnessy, Michael Johnson (Johnson Banks) and Alan Kitching. I already had the 8th July booked off, so I signed up for...

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It might seem like I’m always doing something, no? What can I say… I like to keep busy! But seriously, I spent so long dreaming about moving to London that now I’m here I feel like I owe it to my-younger-self to make the most of being in the city. When I lived in the sticks back home I couldn’t really get to events, talks or gigs because it meant catching a bus for 30mins...

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So right now you’re either thinking ‘WTF is Behance’ or ‘Ohhh Behance!’ For those of you who don’t know what Behance is, google describes it to be a ‘Resource for artists to display their work and network for creative jobs.’ Art Directors, Photographers, Fashion Designers, Advertisers, Graphic Designers, Typographers, Animators, Illustrators and every other kind of creative person out there – this is the place for you! In my student days I used to live...

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