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

‘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

Hip Hop hooray: self-innovation lessons from a culture busting movement

On this day back in 1973 Hip Hop was born and it has continued to innovate music, fashion and our culture ever since.  It became more than a way for...

/ August 11, 2017

Summer with a Roman Emperor; an introduction to Stoic Philosophy

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it – Epictetus.” Part of my summer reading this year has focused on Stoic Philosophy.  It’s a school of thought that dates back to the...

/ August 6, 2017
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Poem: Stoic 101

Stoic 101 What did you expect that the winds would howl around all others and leave you unruffled Or for the Suns Ray’s to travel light-years to warm you and...

/ July 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