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Five years ago today, I posted my first (very cringey) blog post… and 4 others! Yes, with all the excitement of a new ‘challenge’, I published 5 posts on the first day. But who’d have thought I’d still be blogging strong 5 years on? A lot of people start blogs but find it hard to keep them up – it takes a lot more planning, preparation, writing and photo editing than people realise. I’ve had...

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So there seems to be 3 types of people on twitter/instagram/blogs at the moment: The ‘New Year, New me – 2014 is going to be my motivation in making a change in my life’ people. The ‘New Year is no excuse to make changes – you can change whenever if you want to’ people. The people that don’t care! Well sorry, but tonight Matthew I’m going to be person #1. I’ve been feeling down, unmotivated...

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This time last year I was excited and feeling positive about 2013. I was to finish my final year at University, Graduate and take on the challenge of finding a job – so that is 2.75/3 complete (not secured the job yet but have applied for loads)! Without a doubt, 2013 has been the most emotional year of my life – I have succeeded and failed, laughed and cried, loved and hated. I have made...

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After realising that Lady P: Film #1 revealed was my 500th post in almost 5 years, I’ve been making a few plans for the blog – things to feature, topics I want to cover, interacting with the community more etc. Whilst browsing twitter I noticed fellow blogger Nikki of Style & Influence joining in with a blogger chat. There are several blogger chats that run for different types of bloggers (#bblogger = beauty bloggers, #fblogger =...

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Just a quick note… I can’t believe it – this is my 500th post, WOW! Thank you for reading my rambling words and if you’ve read all 500 posts, there’s a special prize for you – a virtual handshake/pat on the back 🙂 Back in June, you might remember that I purchased my first Lomo camera – Lady P. As a newbie to analogue, I wanted to experiment before ‘having all the gear and no...

I woke up to a pleasant surprise today… I’m highlighted as a recommended Art & Design blog on WordPress’ Reader! Awesome – thanks so much 🙂 Although I wish I knew how to change the description because I’m not a Graphic Design student anymore… I’m a graduate! Hello to anyone who is now following my blog because of the recommendation and I hope I don’t disappoint.

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I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Corina from Topa. It’s basically a tag which encourages bloggers to share a bit about themselves and links to their favourite blogs. I’ve never done anything like this before but thought it was a good opportunity to do something different rather than just blogging about what I’ve been up to like I usually do. So firstly, here are 7 facts that you might not know about me: The most...

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Now, before you say anything… please read the title to the tune of this. The sun is shining, The Beach Boys are playing (on youtube) and I have been featured on ImagineThat’s blog: Have a look here. ImagineThat feature creatives from a range of disciplines, so why not submit your work? 🙂 You guys might have guessed that I can talk/write for England, but I actually found it quite hard writing my bio – not sure...

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You might remember a little while back, the guys at The Print Handbook kindly donated one of their metallic ink Helvetica posters for me to giveaway to one of my lovely readers. Harry was the lucky winner and here he is with the poster: Thanks to Harry & Jack for the photo and again to The Print Handbook! What am I going to giveaway next…?

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… and the winner is: … fellow Lincoln Graphic Design student – Harry Winfield. Congrats Harry! I’ll pass on your details to the guys at The Print Handbook and  hope to see the poster on your wall soon – send me a pic! Thanks to everyone that entered – all 56 of you! I was very impressed 🙂 Also thanks to Andy & everyone at The Print Handbook for giving me the opportunity to run...

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Yesterday I had the final crit of my D&AD project with Zoe. About half way through, Barrie popped in. He said he had been interviewing a prospective student and asked them ‘Why Lincoln?’. They replied ‘Because of Natasha Nuttall’s blog’. I couldn’t believe it! I began writing my blog when I was at college to help be more critical of my own work and engage in the design world. Since then, it has grown into...

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At 9PM my giveaway closed and I’ve used a random number generator to find a winner: Soofiya, a Graphic Design student at Ravensbourne is the new owner of my print: She’s even promised to send me a photo of it on her wall when she receives it – I can’t wait 🙂 Thanks to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word for me.

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(not intended to sound like the Chuckle Brothers, but hey…) So I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now. In the beginning this blog was just about me keeping a record of my journey through college and it was just me talking to myself. Fast forward to now, and my blog is a lot more than that. I’m still keeping a record of my journey (through Uni), but now people actually read what I write...

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A couple of weeks ago (I was at New Blood – my excuse for the delay) I got a tweet from Evolution & Us, a collective of 2nd year students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. I had won a prize – Logo Design Love by David Airey… But that wasn’t all – I’d also won the opportunity to have a website review from David! But with my website still under construction and...

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Some may have noticed something a bit different recently…? It’s been about 3 weeks now since I gave the blog some new ‘clothes’ – from stripes to triangles but still keeping with the mint green. It’s weird actually because it was around the same time last year that I changed it from the original look I had since the beginning… 2010 2011 2012 I haven’t really had that many comments about it so what do...

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