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Spring has sprung and so it’s time to clear out those brain cobwebs. How is it almost MAY!? Sorry, things have been a bit quiet around here recently, with working & vlogging & life. But spoiler alert; I’m working on some great content for National Stationery Week next week (24th to 30th April), so look forward to that. January came and went in a blur (RIP to my phone), and I actually forgot that GF turned 8...

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December is notorious for being the dark & dingy month. That month that nobody wants to be outside… unless pretty lights & hot food are involved. Some might head to Hyde Park for that wintery fair which I can’t even type because it stresses me out – overpriced food, rides and massive crowds of inconsiderate people. Do I sound like the Grinch yet? Luckily there are better options for a festive evening! Some might think...

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A couple of weeks ago I headed to Shoreditch House for ‘Spring clean your brand’ – a talk from the ladies at SheSays. This is quite a long post, but if you’re feeling a bit ‘Meh’ about yourself/ your career/ your life then it’s 110% worth reading all of it, I promise. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wild To set the scene, SheSays host Amy talked about how she makes a...

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Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards. Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flat or folded. Usually the folded...

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I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since my degree show/graduation, time flies… As mentioned in week 8 of #100daysoftriangles, I popped back to Lincoln last week for the annual reunion – the degree show! Show Fifteen had been causing quite a stir online with their humorous/weird GIFs, so I was excited to go back and see how all of these little caterpillars had turned into butterflies. From the hidden depths of the yellow unknown, I’m bringing you...

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Well look at that – it’s almost June and time for Clerkenwell Design Week again! After attending CDW for the first time last year, I was underwhelmed by the lack of Graphic Design represented at the festival showcasing Interior Design, Textiles, Lighting Design, Product Design, Architecture, Innovation and Technology. You’d think that Graphic Design would be a good fit amongst all of that, no? Anyway amongst the 2015 line up I was happy to discover...

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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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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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After receiving an invite in the post (of which I featured the stamp in week one of my #100daysoftriangles project) Jo & I headed to The Boiler Room at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for the Arjowiggins Pop Up 2015 exhibition. I really like the branding for the event – simple, bold and well considered across a lot of different platforms from flags to badges and bags. The exhibition is touring the world, having...

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On Tuesday I headed to YCN in Shoreditch for a talk about Brand Collaborations. As a student the YCN shop used to be a ‘must’ when I came to visit London, but I don’t think I’ve visited since I have lived here – this post in July 2013 with Emma & Sara was probably the last time! YCN, short for You Can Now (although it used to be Young Creative Network), is a creative organisation helping young...

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On Wednesday evening I met Sara, Ben, Sophie and Kevin (Sophie’s colleague) at the Protein Gallery in Shoreditch for a talk as part of the Grafik x Monotype series. The series has been going for a couple of weeks now but this talk, focusing on typography and Magazines was FREE! So it was no surprise that it was sold out (even though actually when everyone sat down half of the seats were empty, which was a shame). In...

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Yesterday I popped to Covent Garden to experience a new retail experience: the Marc Jacobs pop up tweet shop. Tweet shop? No, I wasn’t buying tweets – quite the opposite actually, as customers were able to ‘buy’ things by tweeting! Outside the pop up shop was a cute flower cart displaying massive daisies (well, white gerberas!) which cost just 1 tweet: Lucy and I couldn’t resist posing with a big bunch before heading into the...

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With a Tesco express popping up every 5 minutes, small independent cornershops are becoming a rarity (well, in London anyway). However, just off Columbia Road, Lucy Sparrow is rebelling with her project which Lucy, Nadia & I went to check out last weekend: Although it stocks everything from space raiders to fish fingers, The Cornershop isn’t what it first appears… look closer: Everything is made of felt! Hand crafted by Lucy Sparrow and exhibited in their...

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