Category: Design

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

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

Creative Collisions: Equal Folk, giving a voice to the LGBT community in a creative way

  Tell me a little about you and your project?   I’m Bea: in no particular order, I’m Italian, informally adopted Scottish for the past 5 years, deep-down-loving Irish with...

/ September 13, 2016

Creative Collisions: Moira Warren, a Luxury Jeweller sticking to her values

Do one thing well I had the pleasure recently of meeting Moira Patience Warren, founder of Patience Jewellery an award winning luxury jewellery brand based in Edinburgh.  Like many people...

/ September 9, 2016

A chance encounter with artistic innovator – David Mahoney

Sometimes just hanging around in a creative environment can provide great little sparks.  Last week I visited the new headquarters of Creative Edinburgh and was kindly introduced to Edinburgh based Illustrator...

/ April 25, 2016