Category: Creative Endeavour

Who Cares Wins: Michael Vaga the teenager harnessing human energy

Creating positive power “A small but very confident step to make our world a little better.” At the age of 17 Michael Vaga managed to make a breakthrough that many...

/ August 21, 2018

Who Cares Wins: Maker and studio owner, Tori Gray, used her ‘creative frustration’ to launch a new venture

Who Cares Wins: an ongoing study of the people who decided to make the leap and do work that matters. These are the people who have set about building businesses, big...

/ March 22, 2018

Who Cares Wins: Outdoor clothing company Patagonia proves that caring is very good for business

Who cares wins The outdoor clothing brand, Patagonia, has hit the headlines recently.  They decided to stand up to the President of the United States because they felt that he...

/ December 14, 2017

‘the creative process is something you work with; it’s a force that you rise up to meet’ – a Q&A with Canadian artist Katie Brennan

Can you tell us a bit about what you do and your journey so far? I’ve been pursuing art for many years — I hold both a BFA and MFA...

/ December 8, 2017

Finding balance and nourishment in a corporate job

  Diversify or die In April 2016, I came out of Seth Godin’s altMBA course with a deep conviction that I wanted something more professionally than my job provided. I...

/ December 1, 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

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