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What do Graphic Designers, Fashion Designers and Advertisers all have in common? (This isn’t the start of a bad joke, I promise!) Well, obviously they are all creatives. But as industries which work for and with people, they all have to think about branding. Branding is important to clients. From cat food businesses to museums, all have a target customer to appeal to using a set of morals and an image. Branding isn’t just about...

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A bus and a train journey later, I arrived in London for 30 hours of excitement and inspiration. I tried to take a photo every hour/when something interesting happened to show you what I got up to on my adventure: Friday 8.00am – Beautiful blue sky at the bus stop 10.00am – Train time. Waving goodbye to the countryside! 12.00pm – Interview time – Great feedback and advice, thanks Louis! 2.00pm – Popped into Scream...

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After writing those heavy words the other night I’m feeling much better – it’s like a weight has been lifted! I have had some amazing supportive comments and advice which have made me smile, thank you! Now I’ve got a clear head and I’m ready to tackle my creative block – It’s creative rehab time! I was on the hunt for new blogs for inspiration when I stumbled across a couple of posts by Veronica...

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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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A couple of months back I posted about a Kickstarter project – intern magazine. Well, including my £20 pledge, the £5,500 target was totally smashed and reached £7,115 which meant that this was able to happen:   Issue One of intern magazine printed and delivered to my door! As part of my pledge package, my name is printed in the backers list on the inside cover: Within Issue One there is a variety of articles,...

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It’s weird to think that at this time for the past 2 weeks I was in Uni ‘teaching’. Unfortunately I’m back at home in Cambridgeshire now, so my time as a ‘tutor’ was short lived… (should I just call myself a guest lecturer? I don’t know ha) but the 4 sessions I did help out in were great fun! You might remember that a couple of weeks ago Lisa & I helped the 1st years...

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Seeing the flyers popping up everywhere I went was weird but it meant the word was getting around about the festival. After a couple of months hearing about the plans and designing the bits and bobs, it was finally here – Frequency 2013. Also, there was a familiar face added to the Frequency team… …Emma was back doing what she does best – managing/ organising/ bossing people around as a Festival Assistant. And I did...

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… must come to an end – my Frequency internship is now complete! Oooh a panorama shot – get me! It was a busy last day and quite sad too as I was just starting to feel ‘accepted’ into the studio. Lisa & I bought the Blueprint guys a lovely big glittery thank you card… … and they bought us some crazy cards and cake – awww I knew they liked us really 🙂 No,...

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Even though I’ve graduated, my Uni tutors just can’t seem to get rid of me – I was back in the new building this morning… As part of Frequency Festival, Barrie invited Lisa & I to assist with the 1st year’s lesson relating to their summer project. The brief involved each student penning their own manifesto for a revolution as ‘Join the revolution’ is Frequency’s tag line for 2013. The Caseroom Press (Barrie and Philippa) will be...

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(The title is a reference to the Sugababes song – remember that from many moons ago in 2002) What have I been up to since my last update a couple of weeks ago? Well… Comparing our boss Chris to Lisa’s Butter nut squash (which she later ate – cannibal!)… …taking advantage of the buffet at meetings… … a deep discussion about daschund doggies… My friend Glen snapchatted me a flyer which had made it’s way...

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As I mentioned in my post about the MA exhibition preview, I picked up a copy of Issue 2 of the lsa&d magazine. The magazine showcases a flavour of the school of art & design as well as the achievements of different courses. Obviously I’ve just finished my degree, BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at the school so I was interested to see ‘our’ page: It made me smile when I saw that they had...

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As a student, you’re often told that ‘the real learning begins once you get into industry’. Having recently made the transition from Graphic Design student to Graphic Design graduate I am definitely starting to get a taste of what that means. Freelancing is a bit of a scary word for me. You work for a client, from your home, on your own, talking via phone and email (and meetings if you’re lucky) and set your...

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You can now address me as Natasha Nuttall BA Hons – I am officially a graduate! Thursday was a beautiful, magical, busy and emotional day. It was a bit of a blur, so at least there’s about 5 million photos to help me remember what happened! We were the first ceremony of the day at 10.30am: We started in the Castle grounds before heading to the Cathedral… My sister and I with the Graduation teddy...

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I’ve been working on Frequency Festival at Blueprint for nearly a month now and I haven’t really shared anything about my experience so I thought it was about time to dish the dirt! Working in the Blueprint studio is… … great, honestly. The studio is in a nice building, the guys are a laugh and I’m really enjoying myself. If I’m honest, I wasn’t sure how I was going to get on with a 9...

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