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It’d been a while since I attended the last D&AD talk by Ben Trickleback in March. It was the hottest day of the year, Wednesday 1st July, and about 1000 people sat in Shoreditch Town Hall eagerly waiting to hear from one of the biggest names in Graphic Design; Margaret Calvert. Everyday UK residents come into contact with Margaret’s work without even knowing it; passing, reading and using it to navigate their way around Britain’s roads. As the...

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2015 is the first year that I can really say that I feel like a design professional, rather than a graduate. I feel like I might even know a few things about design in the real world now, y’know. As a student D&AD was ‘the dream’ – the awards that everyone wanted to win, and as a design professional nothing has changed. A yellow pencil is the most wanted accessory for every designer’s mantlepiece because,...

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The other week I went to 2015’s first D&AD President Lecture by Yuya Furukawa on a whim and, as always, left feeling so inspired and motivated. After posting my thoughts about the talk I was really excited to be invited by D&AD to the next lecture: Ben Tricklebank. On Wednesday I headed to Shoreditch Town Hall after work – a beautiful building, it was jam packed with people eagerly waiting for Ben’s talk. Ben is a,...

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Last week I went to one of the D&AD President’s Lectures. My housemate Lucy had a spare pair of tickets so I was quick to snap them up for Sara & myself. The speaker for the evening was Yuya Furukawa, Chief Creative Officer at advertising agency Dentsu in Japan. I’m getting used to hanging around with the advertising crowd at SheSays events, and although I am not an advertiser, I love to learn about how...

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The night after the G&Ts ( brilliant idea that was Mr Phillips!) I have to admit, I was feeling a little groggy but the Elmwood talk by Simon and Rob (Lincoln alumni) made everything better. After walking to the wrong talk (again, I blame the G&Ts but the Albion studio looked lovely ha) Emma & I eventually made it to the D&AD office: The talk from Rob and Simon of Elmwood‘s Leeds studio was really...

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It’s that time of year again – the sun is out (kind of), the University year is over and the new grads are looking for jobs. The first stop? New Blood, of course! I have been excited about going to New Blood since this time last year – I just love everything about it! This year, I went with my girls Emma, Amber and Lucy (the orange arm owner!) and we stayed in London for a...

Tuesday morning I got the D&AD Pentagram brief. Fast forward 24 hours and I’m in London. It was a bit of a spontaneous trip, but a sensible decision. Amber, Emma, Lucy & I went to the big smoke on Wednesday to visit book shops and find inspiration. With both current projects being editorial and typography based, we decided it was a good idea to go and see what’s ‘out there’. Sometimes you just need to...

Sooo on Friday I travelled down to LDN for the first day of D&AD’s New Blood 2011 festival with Dani and Bobbins! I was super excited and also really ‘feeling’ London for a change which is really unusual for me! We had such a busy day, I was so drained and felt like I’d walked half of London… which I will explain later! Here’s an attempt at nicely organising all of my souvenirs from my...

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