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So far so freezing


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


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



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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Moving brands

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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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.