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What do you do when you have a lot to say and want to share with the world? Nowadays you might create a blog, go on a tweet rant or Periscope about it. Or… you might record a podcast. That’s what Sherida, Soofiya and myself have done. Designed in London (DiLDN for short) is our new Podcast where we will discuss all things creative/design/education/industry themed. Here’s the 3 of us looking pretty pleased with ourselves after recording...

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The other week I went to a talk hosted by Intern Magazine, who I posted about a few moons ago. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll already know my feelings on internships (I won’t go into a rant right now but see my screen printed Fresh Meat posters to get the jist ha) but if you’re new to the topic/debate then I’d definitely recommend you check out Intern magazine to get...

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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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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 congrats – you’ve bagged an internship! You’re probably feeling excited but nervous – it’s totally natural. Being an intern is all about observing, listening and learning. Sure, you’ve learnt a lot in those 3 years at University but it doesn’t end there! Working in the industry is a-whole-nother world of hurdles and learning curves so make sure you’re prepared to do your best sponge impression and soak up every drop of the experience –...

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So you’ve applied for an internship/job and have been offered an interview? Well done! Some studios receive 100s of applications for internships and jobs so to get shortlisted is an achievement in itself. Now you need to impress and persuade them that you’re the right person for the job. To help you out I’ve compiled a few tips (who, what, where, when, why and how) that I have picked up from tutors, interview feedback and fellow...

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After attending the private view of this year’s University of Lincoln degree show (Show Fourteen), I was reminded about the situation that I found myself in this time last year. I spoke to a few students about what happened after I graduated and I think I surprised them: I didn’t know if I wanted to be a Graphic Designer anymore. Did I really want to sit at a desk 9-5 everyday? I’ve got lots of...

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… many things: Jupiter, Jelly and Jack Russells. But the 2 Js that I’m talking about in particular are Job and Junior Graphic Designer! I’m trying to not look too smiley here as I took a cheeky photobooth snap at my desk on my lunch to celebrate! I don’t think anyone noticed but I’m not sure…ha I’ve been an intern at gp studio for the past 4 weeks (#1, #2, #3, #4) but today I...

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So this is the 4th and final post in the ‘168 Hours in London’ series. It seems like we got here really quickly – where has the time gone? It’s my last week as an intern at gp studio living in London, so what have I been upto? Well at the weekend I travelled West to Chelsea for posh charity shops and rainbow coloured houses – read the post here: Living for the weekend like...

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After a lovely Valentines weekend at home in the Fens, I headed back to London with a bunch of gorgeous roses and a smile: Just when I thought I had sussed most of the area around the studio out, I stumble across a secret garden in the middle of the city: I bet this is amazing in the summer, especially for a few cocktails after work! Southwark, the tube closest to the studio, gets brownie...

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Small town girl in the big city – sounding a bit like a song here, cringe! My first week as a ‘Londoner’ has been pretty great. I’ve been a bit snap happy and I thought I would share some of the photos with you guys. So what have I been up to for the past 168 hours? I learnt about 3D Printing at the Science Museum: I saw some 3D printing in action at Selfridge’s...

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So this post comes a bit later than I had originally planned, but if you have been wondering why I’ve been a bit quiet/ you follow me on instagram and wondered why I’m posting so many pictures of London… …I’m interning at gp studio in London! Yes, I have made the jump and said yes to a placement in London. After my ‘creative crisis’, I picked myself up and went to 2 interviews in London,...

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A couple of months back I posted about a Kickstarter project – intern magazine. Well, including my £20 pledge, the £5,500 target was totally smashed and reached £7,115 which meant that this was able to happen:   Issue One of intern magazine printed and delivered to my door! As part of my pledge package, my name is printed in the backers list on the inside cover: Within Issue One there is a variety of articles,...

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Seeing the flyers popping up everywhere I went was weird but it meant the word was getting around about the festival. After a couple of months hearing about the plans and designing the bits and bobs, it was finally here – Frequency 2013. Also, there was a familiar face added to the Frequency team… …Emma was back doing what she does best – managing/ organising/ bossing people around as a Festival Assistant. And I did...

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