Careers: Giving justice to our true talent by doing work that matters

I read this great article by the modern philosopher, Alain de Botton where he talks about how important our chosen careers are.  He describes that sinking Sunday night feeling we have all...

/ October 13, 2017

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/ October 7, 2017

Forget FOMO, how about embracing JOMO?

There is joy to be had in missing out This hyper-connectivity thing is messing with our chi. We can’t seem to put these damn phones down. Our multi-channel, reality filled,...

/ October 6, 2017

Creative endeavour: White-hot and passionate is the only thing to be

Lukewarm is no good Last year I wrote about loss and trauma and wondered whether, in a strange way,  it could lead to self-improvement.  I used the example of Nick...

/ September 29, 2017

Man vs Machine: Why the rise of AI is an opportunity for human creativity

Will AI take my job? There has been loads of coverage recently about the rise of AI.  The general view is machine learning will eventually take over vast swathes of...

/ September 21, 2017

The thing you practice most grows strongest

Neurons that fire together, wire together Take a few minutes and consider this.  What do you practice most regularly?  In fact, take it one stage further.  Have a try at...

/ September 15, 2017

Between dreaming and reality is where our expertise exists

A creative blueprint to learn from I happened upon an interesting site belonging to a local brand agency here in Edinburgh.  Contagious, specialise in working with big multi-national drinks brands....

/ September 1, 2017

Designer and writer Alan Moore thinks beauty is the key to everything

Do Design – Why beauty is the key to everything “We were all born inherently creative.  We all have the capacity to bring beautiful things into this world and should...

/ August 28, 2017

Pantone and Prince – Some collaborations need no words

  Some people/businesses completely embody what they do.  So much so that they take their association with their product (whatever it may be) to another level. Often, it’s a combination...

/ August 24, 2017

Element Talks, Warsaw: insights from the founders – turning a sideline into a career – creating a vital European design event

In April 2017 I was kindly asked to speak at Element Talks, Warsaw.   Now in its fourth year, it was founded by two students Paula Kacprzak and Olga Rafalska...

/ August 22, 2017