The Saatchi Masterclass

May 16, 2017

In early March I received an exciting email that I had been invited to a portfolio masterclass event at M&C Saatchi. I was one of 400 applicants and fortunate to have made the short-list of just 40 who would have the opportunity to present their work to leading creative directors. The event was created by,…

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Designing the Blythe Award

December 28, 2016

A  while back I was approached by the Ipswich Institute to design a lifetime achievement award for Dr. Ronald Blythe.  The institute was planning a ceremony followed by a charity dinner in honour of his literary contributions to Suffolk.  At 94 years of age, he has written a great deal about Suffolk and to my…

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The Luxury of Water

April 10, 2016

Here I am, submitting my dissertation! I thought I would mark this university milestone with a little write up about my dissertation experience! So grab a chair, grab a glass of tap water and enjoy responsibly! My dissertation focused on bottled water. It’s a look at how design can create a life style, an aspiration…

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The Hold

March 7, 2016

A little while back I entered and won a design competition for The Hold, a new heritage centre that is a shared venture by the Suffolk Record Office, UCS and Suffolk County Council. The Hold (which is its current working title) promises to be an exciting flagship centre for the public to engage with Suffolk’s…

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Junkmail is a Girl’s Best Friend

November 2, 2015

Junk Mail. But not just any junk mail, luxurious junk mail! It’s not an uncommon sight , opening the front door to find a pile of post scattered on the floor. Some from the postman, some from somebody walking around with half a ton of kebab flyers under their arm.  The kebabs get binned, and…

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Overshoot Day Competition

August 21, 2015

When we’ve used Earth’s natural budget of resources for the year we’ve hit Earth Overshoot Day.  Each day after, we begin to exhaust Earth’s natural resources. This year it fell on August 13th. Perhaps a strange connection to make, I’m instantly reminded of the film Il Postino. There is a scene on the beach when…

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The Postponed Post

July 8, 2015

        Let’s start here, with this post: Excuses are like belly buttons, everybody has one. I’ll leave going into my belly button for another time, but yes, some exciting (and not so exciting) things have taken priority and this post has been, well, postponed to say the least. But onto the good…

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Why Not?

May 25, 2015

Head to London for some carpet off cuts? Why Not?! We’re talking Comedy Carpet off cuts here, not samples of short pile patterned loop plush all weather wear…although that has it’s merits. These bits of letters are graphic design history and I had to get a chunk. Gordon Young’s project with Why Not Associates is…

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The Writ Stuff

March 26, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was more like a regular day, partly cloudy, but most definitely last semester when I began to write a 5,000 word essay for the Critical Approaches to Design module.  Open to any topic, I decided to explore the use of Surrealism in Guinness advertising. My hope…

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Nice Package

March 8, 2015

  I like to geek out on packaging. There’s some really inventive work out there and I collect pics when something really stands out, wether it’s a carrot shaped box for chocolate at Easter or a Lindt chocolate the size of a basketball. ( Side note: that damn Lindt got me good I tell ya….

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