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A couple of years back at University, I created an info graphic of information that I gathered about my blog and titled it ‘Confessions of a Blog-a-holic‘. Some long time readers might remember, but basically I gained a lot of hits from being Freshly Pressed on WordPress – 12,000 hits in like 24 hours on one post. Despite missing out on a 1st for the project in terms of University grades, the ‘real world’ feedback...

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At school, no matter how hard I tried (and I really did – afterschool chemistry lessons and everything!), Maths and Science were never really ‘my thing’ – algebra and covalent bonds, I just couldn’t get my head around them. Despite my struggles, I somehow have a lot of love for collecting, analysing (which is usually associated with Maths and Science? I make no sense) and using data to communicate. In my 2nd year of Uni,...

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Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the Information Is Beautiful Awards 2013. You may remember I posted about making The Longlist? Well that’s as far as I got (I’m still honoured!) but fellow Lincoln grad, Ben Willers, made it to The Shortlist and asked me if I would like to go to the awards as his +1 – what a lovely guy, hey? This was the first design awards ceremony that I’ve attended...

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It seems like a long time ago now, but back in June I entered ‘Confessions of a Blog-a-holic’ into the Information is Beautiful 2013 awards. I had been checking back a couple of times a month but not seen anything – I even began to wonder if I had imagined entering. However, on Wednesday the longlist was released which is just typical as I had been away from my mac for 3 days in London!...

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So, bad news guys. Looks like you’re stuck with me in England because I won’t be going to Canada – I didn’t make it through to the ADAA 2012 finals. But I’m not sad – I made it to the semi finals out of 5000 entries and I think that’s a pretty good achievement, especially as I wasn’t expecting to get anywhere! It was exciting but a bit complicated sending my work off. I had...

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I’ve just discovered an email in my junk mail: ‘Hello Natasha, We just wanted to notify you that one of your projects was just featured on the Behance Student Show Gallery. Our curation team features a small number of projects every day. With thousands of options, we only pick a few that promote new thinking. Congrats, and great to have you involved in the Student Show! Be sure to share this achievement with your friends, family...

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I received an unexpected email on Monday evening… …from the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Last month I made a last minute decision to submit 2 pieces of work about 2 hours before the deadline. I hadn’t planned on entering because it’s an international competition and I didn’t think I really stood a chance against the Adobe suite masters of the world. But then I thought: ‘It’s free, so what have I got to lose?’. It turns...

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Whilst I was helping at the 3rd year’s show on Friday evening, my phone was buzzing like crazy. It wasn’t until the end of the night that I saw someone had commented on my blog ‘Congrats on being FP’ which meant… …I made the front page of WordPress! Being Freshly pressed is quite an achievement – ‘The best of 398,382 bloggers,645,239 new posts, 1,253,744comments, & 143,986,810 words posted today on WordPress.com.’ – That’s a lot of competition! I’ve been FP before but this...

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