May 10th, 2017

Mentoring for Create Jobs

Me&Patrice

Read my post about mentoring Patrice as part of Create Jobs and the School for Logical Progression’s brilliant mentoring programme.

The Create Jobs mission is to help diverse young Londoners break into the creative industries. They have been a client of mine on multiple occasions over the last 4 years and I’m a serial volunteer mentor. Get involved!

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May 22nd, 2013

Making the perfect ballet pointe shoes

A great insight into a remarkable British company and the relationship between dancer – shoe – maker. Via the Royal Opera House.

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May 12th, 2013

Lucy Alexandra Batt

Here are a few delicious pieces by uber talented British artist Lucy Alexandra Batt. I’ve just presented recommendations on how to transform her from a niche craftsperson to a luxury British brand. More news to follow.

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April 03rd, 2013

Ouch! Hate Mail delivered

Naively when I asked Mr Bingo to send my 6 month old boy a Hate Mail postcard I thought he’d say something twisted but funny. This is just D_A_R_K.

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Hate Mail – Back

‘You have nothing to look forward to’
Ralph’s damning hate mail, thank you Mr Bingo.

Hate Mail – Front (Berlin)

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April 03rd, 2013

The Fundamentals of Interactive Design

Proud moment! I’ve just received a copy of Mike Salmond and Gavin Ambrose’s book: The Fundamentals of Interactive Design. Wow, well done….what an achievement.

It was a pleasure to work with Mike & Gavin on & off for about a year helping to generate content. The book will help first year interactive design students design media that ‘engages, entertains and ‘sticks’ with the audience’.

‘Packed with examples of groundbreaking interactive design, this book provides a solid introduction to the principles of interactive communication and detailed case studies from world-leading industry experts.’

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March 16th, 2013

Guts & Glory: Mr Bingo

Third up in our Guts & Glory series, the delectable Mr Bingo talked about ‘people, information and things’ for the lucky folks at creative agency Momentum.

Suffice to say he had us all in stitches with his acerbic wit, tales of the inspired Hate Mail project, his toilet pose and cross-dressing as a teen.

For those of you who don’t know Mr Bingo…he’s the Justin Bieber of illustration no less. And his recent book is well worth a read.

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March 16th, 2013

British Inspiration Awards 2013

Time flies. Almost 12 months has passed since last year’s British Inspiration Awards. This May we’ll be honouring and celebrating creative achievement across disciplines including art, film, TV and media once again.

This year we look forward to recognising more incredible British talent. To give thanks to our high achievers and to inspire future generations of creative game changers.

To book a table or find out more click here. Below is a snippet of last year’s coverage.

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April 21st, 2012

Guts & Glory: Bompas & Parr

Working alongside creative agency Momentum Worldwide, I’m curating an inspirational programme called ‘Guts & Glory’, a series of talks by heroes who dare to go there.

We’re signing up a diverse range of UK innovators, ground breakers & game changers all with one thing in common: fearlessness. First up we’ve got the talented duo Bompas & Parr who, according to the Independent, are ’2 of 15 people who will define the future of arts in Britain’.

This innovative duo concept and install spectacular experiences such as Gin & Tonic clouds or turning Selfridges roof into a jell boating river, often working on an architectural scale with science and cutting edge technology.

This week they constructed a chocolate climbing wall at Alton Towers and as part of the London 2012 open weekend, they created the first outdoor scratch and sniff experience. We can’t wait for their talk and bespoke installation. Invite to follow!

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