Education

Working with The Amos Bursary

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Branding, Education, Graphic Design, Society, Web Design | 0 comments

Working with The Amos Bursary

We were asked to help out initially as mentors in the field of web design, this led to us assiting in evolving the logo and the website of a charity doing important work helping boys from African and Caribbean origins reach their full potential.

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A Creative Education

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Business, Education, Government, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

A Creative Education

On the 21st of May this year there was a D&AD President’s Lecture entitled ‘A Future for Creative Education?’ With the A level results out today it seems a good time to revisit the themes within. The panel, which included Lord David Puttnam, D&AD President Neville Brody, Emily Campbell of the Creative Education Trust and David Erixon from Hyper Island, was unanimous in supporting the value of a good creative education, both for the individual practitioner and for the nation as a whole.   As mentioned previously I have a lot of time for the panel but Brody especially. I...

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iPod Apps for Designers

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in BLOG, Education, Mobile, Technology | 0 comments

iPod Apps for Designers

This is a companion piece to an item I’ve written for the DBA on the top 10 Apps for the iPhone for designers and those in the business of design. Having squeezed into down to 10 I was left thinking that there were numerous Apps that missed the cut by a mere whisker and probably deserved a mention. For those of you who’ve missed the piece for the DBA I’m going to include the original list in with those I’ve added subsequently. It’s by no means comprehensive or scientific, if you’ve got any suggestions then please let me know and I’ll be more than...

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HRH Prince Philip on Design

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 in Awards, BLOG, Celebrity, Education, Society | 0 comments

HRH Prince Philip on Design

An interview from October 2009 with Kevin McCloud talking to Prince Philip about his views on design and society, celebrating 50 years of the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

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Magnificent Maps

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in BLOG, Education, Graphic Design, Illustration, Information Design, Product Design, Society | 0 comments

Magnificent Maps

"Maps are works fo art that need to be visually pleasing in order to convey information successfully". Something all the artists in this exhibition at the British Library seem to have taken to heart.

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Brand and Photography at the British Library

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 in BLOG, Branding, Education, Photography, Society | 0 comments

Brand and Photography at the British Library

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting on the above subject to an audience of businesses, entrepreneurs, not for profits and recent graduates. I don’t do as many of these events as I’d like to, it’s a great opportunity to reach new and different audiences, talk about the power of good design and creativity and maybe warn against some of the excesses and pitfalls. It’s part of their ‘Points of View’ season, looking at how images have shaped the last century as much as words, and highlighting that their amazing collection is more than text...

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Saarinen and Cranbrook

Posted on Jul 4, 2009 in Architecture, BLOG, Education | 0 comments

I’ve been lucky enough to go to Cranbrook a few times in the last ten years. It’s always a joy to go there, see what’s changed, be reassured by what’s the same. It’s invariably off season and quiet there when I get there. Thanks to some friends and connections I’ve acquired over the years they’re kind enough to let me wander freely in and out of the studios chatting and mingling with the students. It’s quite a privilege and I always feel refreshed and grateful for those kind enough to share their work and time. It’s a beautiful location,...

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