Inspiration and where to find it

Inspiration and where to find it

Solving design problems is my thing. I like to research by reading the brief, having a chat, sometimes seeing how others have solved the problem… but the one thing I have to do is… sleep on it. By my bed you will find a sketchbook where I work through ideas before going to sleep, or to capture them as I fall into, or wake from, sleeping. If you can hold onto a question that you want to solve – your lovely brain has a whole night to try and figure out the answer for you.

Excuse me …a LinkedIn top tip

Excuse me …a LinkedIn top tip

If you’ve invested in your brand, or just have an unusual name, it’s good for you to hear it properly, and whoever is saying it, not to find out later that they’ve just spent an hour mis-pronouncing it and feel a bit foolish. Here is a LinkedIn top tip…

Every day is my independence day!

Every day is my independence day!

THANK YOU! I am incredibly grateful to all my clients, and people who recommend me to new clients, or who ‘like’ my posts, or tweets. I feel blessed that some clients have kept me going during the Covid-19 lockdown, and throughout the year give me projects of all sizes, keeping the wolves from my door.

Be a good egg + go to work

Be a good egg + go to work

I made this picture a few weeks ago. It was my response to how I feel about the ‘return’ to work. Unsteady, like balancing on an egg. But we need to go back to work, and juggle with the virus, and still conqueror the spread. That we are on an island,...
Every Mind Matters: Grief & Covid-19

Every Mind Matters: Grief & Covid-19

I was awake at 5.30 this morning , despite having had a late bed time. (OK, I did fall asleep on and off watching a documentary on Vimeo about new ways of designing office space at Norman Foster architects and had to keep rewinding!). After realising I was so awake...
This time next year…

This time next year…

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when – sorry – are you now singing that in your head? ;D

Happy Birthday! (April Fool!)

Happy Birthday! (April Fool!)

It’s my birthday today, well one of them. I have a few on the internet. Sites that we sign up to quite often want us to give up our birthday. It comes in handy sometimes, restaurants, clothing retailers, perfume and skincare, anywhere that you might treat yourself...
How to take a creative leap

How to take a creative leap

We are all creative creatures, artists are compelled to be consistently creative. The rest of us will have an epiphany about something in our lives, that’s one reason why we go into business, to do something different, differently, better, or smarter. What’s not creative about that?

Romance your brand

Romance your brand

Commitment, intimacy, dependability – that’s all we want in a relationship with a person, or a brand. Because, we don’t just consume or interact with a brand, we engage in a relationship, because it’s something that can define us, as well as them.

Seeing around corners

Seeing around corners

Who doesn’t want to know what’s in the future? What we should we be avoiding or embracing. My thinking is that divination in all its forms, are all tools we use to help us confirm our ‘gut’ feelings, our intuition. Because, try as we might, we cannot see around corners, and luck over time, is inevitable.

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