Category: Creative Endeavour

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

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

‘An open mic night changed my life’ – Manchester poet Tony Walsh on carving a career from a sideline

I’m not sure if Tony Walsh was a household name in the UK or not before he delivered his poem This Is The Place at a remembrance service the day after the...

/ August 21, 2017

Creativity vs Criticism: Filmmaker Kevin Smith has an inspiring philosophy

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” – Kevin Smith I recently...

/ May 10, 2017

Poem: The Work That Matters

The Work That Matters by Steven Thomas There’s method in the madness nothing really happens without the work that matters Face the hard part get to where your heart can...

/ January 14, 2017

Originality doesn’t exist, only influence and iteration

Why we should all ‘steal like an artist’ A good friend sent over this Wired article recently that celebrates a fantastic piece of work by the good folks at Dorothy,...

/ October 13, 2016

The art of making more than just a product by Otter Surfboards

What does making mean to you? I discovered this great little film when reading through the Hiut Denim newsletter.  You could do a lot worse than signing up to this...

/ September 26, 2016

David Lynch on where ideas come from

“It (an idea), comes like on a TV in your mind”- David Lynch If you can stretch to the 2 minutes and 12 seconds this video takes then you won’t...

/ September 23, 2016

Jack White: Restrictions bring creativity

“Inspiration and work ethic… they ride right next to each other”  – Jack White I’ll spare you the pre-amble on this one.  If you’re sitting there (now or in the...

/ September 21, 2016