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Yesterday Mitch Goldstein (who if you have twitter and don’t follow, you need to NOW) tweeted this video and I just wanted to share it with you because it made me smile: FYI, I’m a Graphic Designer. Apparently it’s a ‘cool’ job? We’re so creative and mysterious – who even knows what we do all day? Menus and logos and things like that. Pamphlets and DJ flyers. Logos, stationery and soap. Letterheads and logotypes. We’re...

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At the weekend I was browsing twitter when a fashion blogger that I follow posted a link: Curiosity got the best of me and I clicked the link and OH MY! Anyone remember spirograph? Those little plastic cogs that you would put your pen into and make cool shapes with? Well, hello again: Yes, it is an online spirograph called inspirograph! How great is this? When I was at Uni I actually scoured the whole of Lincoln...

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So it’s getting to that time of year when people start to feel all nostalgic (well, recently it seems like it’s ANY excuse to be nostalgic about the 90s!?) and sentimental – yes, I’m going to say it. The C word. Christmas time. Well I’m not going to pretend that I love Christmas because I don’t – I’m a Boxing Day baby, remember! (Although this year I’m starting to warm to the idea of Christmas,...

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What do you do when Fanta send you a wooden crate of challenges? Accept them of course! You guys know that I love being creative and it’s not just limited to sketching and design. Ideas make the world go round, so with this in mind Nadia, Lucy & I headed to the Olympic Park in Stratford for an afternoon of orange giggles… And it seemed like the Olympic Park was really getting into the Fanta...

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Kipple. What? What is that? Useless? Unnecessary? Novelty? Mostly one colour? Junk? Tick to all of those and congratulations, it’s kipple! Still unsure? Check Dan Tobin Smith’s list here. He’s creating an installation using donated kipple: This project reminds me of the ‘Make Space’ campaign which I created for National Declutter Week in the last year of my degree. I removed everything from my room and used the space to do fun things with my friends....

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A new craze has taken over the UK recently. No, I’m not talking about loom bands – it’s the Holi One colour festival. If you don’t know what it is (where have you been?), basically it’s a copy of the Hindu HOLI festival – one of the most famous celebrations in the northern parts of India. The Hindu-Festival celebrates the victory of the good over the bad and the beginning of the spring but Holi One is...

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In London you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to museums: the V&A, Tate Modern and Design Museum are popular choices. But what about the smaller, more obscure museums? I love the Museum of Branding and Packaging in Notting Hill – I could spend hours in there! With it being start of spring, some beautiful weather and my country girl roots calling, I thought I’d try London’s Garden Museum which is just across the Thames...

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After hearing about from Jo at work and also reading about it on a few blogs (I love this post by The Londoner), I was looking forward to being confused by the Martin Creed exhibition. Despite trying to be like a sponge when it comes to experiences and inspiration, I hold my hands up and admit I don’t really get ‘fine art’ so I figured it might be a bit of a marmite experience (either hate...

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Halloween is an excuse to eat sweets and get creative with costumes and decorations. I spotted some pumpkins at the market for £1 each – an offer too good to miss! Lydia and I tried our hands at carving with creative direction from Sara and Becky. The pumpkin station: After getting over the initial fear that it had to be amazing and there was only one chance at getting it right, with our muscles at...

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Day two in the big smoke and I forgot my umbrella so obviously it rained all day – typical! The rain kinda dampened my plans, so I spent most of my time on Oxford Street shopping/ looking at retail design and branding. This is probably just a touristy thing but I love that some of the tube stations have different wall mural designs – it’s like they each have a personality. Most stations are vanilla...

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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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I have to admit, I miss Triangle Friday – I’m having TriFri withdrawals! I considered starting it again but I’m too busy to keep it going at the moment and if I’m going to do it, I want to do it properly. But for all of you triangle fans out there, I just wanted to share these mosaics I came across last week: I was passing through the Old Market Square in Nottingham for a...

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Hope that everyone is enjoying the recent beautiful weather here in the UK? Yesterday I went to Cambridge with Emma, Lucy and Tom to do one of my favourite things: explore. Surprisingly, even though it’s not that far away from me, I’ve only been to Cambridge a handful of times and Emma hadn’t been! With the sun shining, we decided to have a go at punting on the River Cam… I was faced with a...

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Ooops – I’m a bit behind on posting about last week! I went to London for a couple of days with my partner in crime, Emma. The main reason we went was for D&AD New Blood (of course) but it was also a chance to test out London living and we had a go at faking being Londoners rather than tourists that we usually are. For me, London always has such a magical feeling –...

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