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Hello everyone! I’m recovering from my operation (which went well btw – thank you for all of your support!) and ‘resting’ but typically I’m itching to be better and get on with life! I thought I would ease myself back into blogging with this tag post. The other week I was tagged by Naomi from Hello, my name is Naomi to complete the Creative Update Tag. When Naomi tweeted me to let me know, I realised...

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So congrats – you’ve bagged an internship! You’re probably feeling excited but nervous – it’s totally natural. Being an intern is all about observing, listening and learning. Sure, you’ve learnt a lot in those 3 years at University but it doesn’t end there! Working in the industry is a-whole-nother world of hurdles and learning curves so make sure you’re prepared to do your best sponge impression and soak up every drop of the experience –...

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On Thursday night I headed to Karmarama HQ in Farringdon for a She Says talk: Clients meet creatives. The Creative advertisers (Natalie and Lucy, Lily, Lucy and Charlotte) have kindly adopted me into their SheSays cheerleading crew. Walking into the Karmarama office there was one word in my mind: WOW! I couldn’t resist making this gif of Lucy & I posing in the rainbow tunnel. Imagine walking through this every day to get to your desk –...

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So you’ve applied for an internship/job and have been offered an interview? Well done! Some studios receive 100s of applications for internships and jobs so to get shortlisted is an achievement in itself. Now you need to impress and persuade them that you’re the right person for the job. To help you out I’ve compiled a few tips (who, what, where, when, why and how) that I have picked up from tutors, interview feedback and fellow...

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After attending the private view of this year’s University of Lincoln degree show (Show Fourteen), I was reminded about the situation that I found myself in this time last year. I spoke to a few students about what happened after I graduated and I think I surprised them: I didn’t know if I wanted to be a Graphic Designer anymore. Did I really want to sit at a desk 9-5 everyday? I’ve got lots of...

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I really can’t believe that it’s been a year since Show Thirteen – where has the time gone!? 365 days on, I can’t call myself a ‘recent graduate’ anymore because there are now a fresh crop of talented Graphic Designers graduating from Lincoln – Show Fourteen. I travelled to Lincoln after finishing work last night which meant that I didn’t arrive until late and unfortunately missed the tutor’s speeches – boo! There was still a...

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I can’t believe that it’s May already – this time last year I was pulling my hair out in the run up to my Degree exhibition. It’s amazing and very scary just how fast my first year as a graduate (although I technically didn’t graduate until September) has passed and as you will have read, it’s not been rainbows and unicorns like I had imagined! But I’ve finally made it to the other side (I’m...

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After work last night I ventured to a talk from creative women, for creative women. She Says is a global network for creative ladies which holds talks, events and networking opportunities. I wrote my dissertation (almost a whole year ago now – eeek!) about Women in Graphic Design, looking at ‘successful’ female creatives as well as the overall gender balance in the industry. As a female starting in the industry myself, it’s something I relate to...

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So you’re looking for inspiration but where do you start to look? Well, chances are that your 1st stop is probably google, but how many other people have googled the same thing as you? Plenty. Which makes it hard to find something a little bit special and ‘out there’ – you want to find something different and exciting, right? Also, as great as Google is, the success of your search depends on the wording you...

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… many things: Jupiter, Jelly and Jack Russells. But the 2 Js that I’m talking about in particular are Job and Junior Graphic Designer! I’m trying to not look too smiley here as I took a cheeky photobooth snap at my desk on my lunch to celebrate! I don’t think anyone noticed but I’m not sure…ha I’ve been an intern at gp studio for the past 4 weeks (#1, #2, #3, #4) but today I...

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So this is the 4th and final post in the ‘168 Hours in London’ series. It seems like we got here really quickly – where has the time gone? It’s my last week as an intern at gp studio living in London, so what have I been upto? Well at the weekend I travelled West to Chelsea for posh charity shops and rainbow coloured houses – read the post here: Living for the weekend like...

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After a lovely Valentines weekend at home in the Fens, I headed back to London with a bunch of gorgeous roses and a smile: Just when I thought I had sussed most of the area around the studio out, I stumble across a secret garden in the middle of the city: I bet this is amazing in the summer, especially for a few cocktails after work! Southwark, the tube closest to the studio, gets brownie...

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Small town girl in the big city – sounding a bit like a song here, cringe! My first week as a ‘Londoner’ has been pretty great. I’ve been a bit snap happy and I thought I would share some of the photos with you guys. So what have I been up to for the past 168 hours? I learnt about 3D Printing at the Science Museum: I saw some 3D printing in action at Selfridge’s...

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So this post comes a bit later than I had originally planned, but if you have been wondering why I’ve been a bit quiet/ you follow me on instagram and wondered why I’m posting so many pictures of London… …I’m interning at gp studio in London! Yes, I have made the jump and said yes to a placement in London. After my ‘creative crisis’, I picked myself up and went to 2 interviews in London,...

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