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As part of ‘studio bonding’ at work, every other Thursday the team gets together for an informal catch up; a few drinks and a presentation or discussion. With everyone’s minds so focused on work the majority of the time, it’s nice to spend an hour just hanging out and is really important to build a great studio culture. The other week it was my turn to present – it could be a project we’ve been working on, some inspiration...

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Last night I headed to the Apple store in Covent Garden to see Anthony Burrill talk analogue and digital. I guess I’m at risk of sounding like a stalker, but I have seen Anthony talk quite a few times – Something to Say at St Brides, Leeds Print Festival and I’ve screen printed with him too at KK Outlet. Why do I like Anthony Burrill so much? Well, I think the work speaks for itself –...

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The support for #100daysoftriangles is still growing as we finish week 3 – thanks guys! I found it a bit easier this week, as I’m naturally looking for triangles in everything now. After work on Tuesday my housemate Lucy & I went on a 3 hour walk around London (from Shoreditch to Waterloo) which was lovely & gave me lots of triangle inspiration – the city is a beautiful place. 15 – The beach wear...

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After a positive start in week one, at the end of week 2 I am already feeling the pressure/finding it hard to photograph triangles in beautiful ways. Sure, there are lots of triangles that I walk past but making them ‘Instagram worthy’ is a whole different story. However I love a challenge and am spurred on by your support – I’ve had people sending me ‘I saw this & thought of you’ messages this week...

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So I think that the first week of #the100dayproject has gone quite well. Luckily I’ve been quite busy going places/doing things which makes it a lot easier to find interesting triangles, but I’m having to train myself to be on the look out constantly. If you’re looking, you can discover lots of triangles in our daily lives, and I want the project to have a good balance of triangles that I create and find! 01...

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So right now you’re either thinking ‘WTF is Behance’ or ‘Ohhh Behance!’ For those of you who don’t know what Behance is, google describes it to be a ‘Resource for artists to display their work and network for creative jobs.’ Art Directors, Photographers, Fashion Designers, Advertisers, Graphic Designers, Typographers, Animators, Illustrators and every other kind of creative person out there – this is the place for you! In my student days I used to live...

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Back in November I posted about the Kickstarter campaign to ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’. I pledged £25 to support and enable Kemistry Gallery to celebrate 100 years of Graphic Design with an exhibition. As part of my Kickstarter reward, last night I attended the Private View as a ‘VIP’ with Sara as my plus 1. When we arrived at Protein there was already a bit of a queue – eager beavers! We peered through the windows for...

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I’m not naive to think that I am the only Graphic Designer blogging about ‘the industry’, but the whole reason behind writing my BA (Hon)est posts was that I hadn’t found anyone else posting the honest truth about what it’s like. I’m under no illusion that my posts are going to change the world/way things are run in the design industry, but I do hope (and through the feedback I’ve received it seems to be...

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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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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a blogger event hosted by Citizen M which sounded right up my street; #CelebratingCreativity. If you aren’t familiar with Citizen M, they’re a chain of hotels with a cool approach to travelling – just read their google description: ‘citizenM hotels offer affordable luxury in some of the most exciting cities in the world. Free wifi, movies and XL beds come as standard.’ ‘Citizen M says: good...

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The other week (sorry I’m a little behind on posts) I went to a She Says talk hosted by advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy. Joined by familiar (Lucy, Natalie, Lily, Lucy, Casey, Charlotte, Mariana, Vanessa, Harriet, Zach and Jo) and also a new face (Sara), the room was buzzing and full to the brim – the talk had literally sold out in 5 minutes! Lucy was on hand to photograph, whilst Jo from She Says acted...

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So it’s that time of the year again – no I’m not talking health kick diets or resolutions, but the Pantone of the Year. What does this mean? Well, that trends will be forecast, products created and creatives will either love it or hate it. Pantone started announcing their ‘colour of the year’ in 2000, and 15 years on, after 2014’s ‘Radiant Orchid’ we are met by Marsala. What is Marsala? Most of us will be familiar...

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I seem to have the travelling bug at the moment – I only went to Amsterdam the other week. Well, Scotland has been on my list for a little while now – scenic views, tartan and of course, that lovely accent, so when the opportunity to go to Glasgow for the weekend came about, I booked flights for Jack & I before you could say haggis! Glasgow welcomed us with a glorious blue sky and...

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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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A bit later than planned, sorry! Last weekend I explored a new part of East London: Hackney Wick/Hollywood/Hackney Wick – spot the difference. The streets were buzzing because for 3 days artists and designers were opening their studios, exhibiting work and installations so Lucy, Gabby & I wandered. Hackney WickED is quite spread out and despite having a map (which was useless & so pixelated that we couldn’t read the road names) it was a bit of...

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