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So far so freezing

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Spreading the eco buzz to Georgies daylong might sound like fun, but it’s bloomin’ freezing! Why didn’t we do this in the summer?!

CONTAINS has landed

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5.30 am. The CONTAINers have land on Grainger Street!
After a grueling installation the exhibition is up. Phew!

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CONTAINS is the latest [re]design exhibition, due to land in Newcastle this week (literally). CONTAINS is a public facing show designed to challenge consumers buying choices: “What goes into the things we invite into our homes?” Where better to talk about shopping habits than on the high street? Grainger Street to be precise! Housed in 8 shipping containers packed with sustainable UK design CONTAINS is sure to turn a few heads.

Weare launch at Moving Brands and it’s time to be Moving On.

Last days at Moving Brands and it’s been great. It’s been great to experience a larger company and a different, lovely group of people. Also, just when I though it was all a bit corporate and clean for my liking, they pull the Weare project out of the bag. Socially networked and user generated fashion. Now that’s more like it!

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End of week one at Moving Brands. Interesting. Great studio banter. Learning a lot. I’m working in a team on Interaction Design as well as Fairly Excessive Sculptural Form Design (usually involving shiny acrylic and/or LEDs and touch screens)…

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Very swish but not really… me?

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MOVING BRANDS

In the first contract not connected to a previous work placement, I’m starting a placement with a trendy branding company in Old Street: Moving Brands. It’s very different from anything I’ve done before – interactive design, aesthetically driven, commercially driven. I expect to come out of this two week internship with a mutual and firm handshake that says ‘Thanks, but, no thanks!”

Well, it’ll certainly be a new experience. Have I sold my soul? Not likely – I’ll be getting paid a pittance! One very reassuring thing is that these guys contacted me after seeing my work at Goldsmiths Degree show, proof that: A) you do get work and contacts from the showcase and B) they must after my mind rather than my skills. Conceptual designers are useful after all.