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Not all those who wander are lost. It’s quite a famous saying, but I’ll admit that I didn’t know where it came from until I just googled it. If like me you didn’t know; it’s from a poem by J.R.R.Tolkien – that guy that wrote Lord of The Rings. You must’ve known that!? 🙂 Even though I often say I feel a bit lost with my career, there’s always still a little voice of positivity...

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That’s right folks, Designed in London: the Podcast is BACK! It feels like its been forever since we recorded the first episode on 3rd year & graduation, when in reality it was just over a month ago. But anyway, we headed to the South Bank to record our latest episode to discuss… So what are we talking about in Episode 2? Well there’s only one way to find out – give it a listen! Alongside...

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How did you spend last Friday night? Pints at the pub? Latest film at the cinema? Going back to University…? Yep, it’s that time of year again: Degree Show time! As per every year, I get to Kings Cross and Lincoln Alumni seem to be everywhere – we always manage to book the same train without coordinating. Show Sixteen. SIXTEEN!? I can’t believe it’s been 3 years (exactly today) since my degree show (I literally start...

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As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more nostalgic; NOW I understand why the elders love pulling out a ‘back in my day…’ story. Recently I’ve been reminiscing about my University days – the silly things I used to make for projects and pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines. OH THE MEMORIES! At the time it felt like it would be the end of the world if I didn’t have 100+ sheets of design development,...

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It’s been a while in the making, but it’s finally here! So I’m not a full time Graphic Designer at the moment, but in March 2015 I decided that I wanted to make a video about working in a design studio. Why did I make this video? Well mainly because when you’re a graduate you don’t know what to expect, so I thought I’d show you what it could be like. (Although, admittedly I definitely...

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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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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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I’ve had something in the pipeline for a few months, and yesterday it was time. My University tutor, Barrie, and one of the current 3rd years, Jess, had asked me if I would go back to Lincoln to give a talk to students. Over the past year or so I have been posting things I have learnt/advice for students so I thought I would have something a bit different to offer and said yes. Somehow I didn’t realise that...

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For the past 4 years I have been designing using a trackpad on my MacBook Pro. It took me a while to get used to controlling my digital world via a rectangle but I got there in the end. Prior to that I had always used a computer mouse with a wire and a scrolly button, oh, and don’t forget the mouse mat! Where am I going with this? Well when I started as an...

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What. A. Year! Looking back now, if someone had given me a list of everything that has happened this year back in December 2013, I think I would have laughed in their face. This time last year I was in denial, trying to put on a brave face and hold it all together: I had no job, no inspiration, no plans. I read my 2013 reflection now and I cringe. It took me 12 days...

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2nd year was my favourite year of University. You’ve been at Uni for a year now so you know the best places to go/eat/party, have a group of friends and kind of know what the tutors expect from you. Your grades actually count towards your final degree now (on most creative courses 1st year doesn’t count – it’s different at every Uni though!) so you need to work hard, but you don’t have the pressure of...

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Starting University is one of the most exciting times of your life. You’re moving away from home to begin the adult part of your life – it comes with responsibilities such as budgeting, paying rent and the dreaded food shop. Or maybe you’ve chosen to stay living at home whilst you study – there’s still lots of fun to be had! Here are a few things that I learnt in my time as a creative...

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On the 5th September 2013 I became Natasha Nuttall BA (Hons) – a graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. Yesterday I shared my tips for planning and the big day experience so don’t forget to read that! My graduation day was beautifully sunny and the perfect ending to my education in Lincoln. After 3 years in the secure arms of education I was finally released into the big, horrible world and I didn’t have a...

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So it’s almost here: ‘the big day’! I’m talking about Graduation, of course(weddings are soooo 2009). Some students will already have graduated by now as it seems that every University has a different schedule for Graduation. I have heard of some Graduations taking place as late as January the next year, but as I’m a Lincoln-er, I graduated on the 5th September. I’m aware that this post might come too late for some 2014 Grads...

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