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  • The Seven Spokes of Branding

    Michael Johnson, founder of UK branding agency Johnson Banks gives a talk on branding today, how it has changed from a basic structure into a more complex system to integrate with both physical and on-line interactions. Visit: http://www.johnsonbanks.co.uk/ Watch: The Seven Spokes of Branding Video  

  • Wonderland

    This is a great insight into working in the creative industry with views from some really inspirational designers, illustrators, directors and musicians. It asked these individuals about struggles with being creative in the industry and how to deal with things that may seem out of your control. “The themes we decided to focus on were…

  • James Victore: Your Work Is A Gift

    This is a great talk by James Victore about striving to do good design work that really matters. His work for the Department of Probation is a great example of taking a difficult project and making something truly great. He does use a few rude words in this video (…and all of the other ones). “James Victore…

  • Tall Tales from a Large Man

    This is a great Creative Mornings talk in Portland by Aaron Draplin from last year . Aaron explains his point of view on life as a graphic designer in a very unique way: ’a 50 point plan ruin yer career’. In case you offend easily there is quite a bit of swearing. There’s also a good…

  • Everything is a Remix

    Everything is a Remix is a thought provoking video about IP, Copyright and Patents produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based film maker. It’s an American take on IP and Patents but very much relates to the UK. Seeing how much the original concept of protecting inventors rights and promoting creative thinking has changed is a little scary.…

  • Nourishing Habits for Nourishing Design

    A great talk by Craig Mod at the 2011 Build Conference on how great design is born from nourishing habits. “The best designer is an aware designer. The best design solutions are found by deconstructing problems as they arise in our own lives. What habits can we as designers form to provide us with a more objective…

    Better Business By Design Exhibition

    This week we took part in the South East Design Forum design exhibition called Better Business by Design. The exhibition was all about highlighting the benefits that busiensses can take advantage of from employing good design throughout their business. Our submission was a case study showing the branding, print and web design carried out for…

  • Grafik No More

    Unfortunately Grafik magazine is no more. ‘The current owners of Adventures in Publishing (the company which publishes Grafik) have decided to liquidate the company, so unfortunately we are unable to print the magazine for the foreseeable future.’  It’s a shame that the magazine has had to stop but hopefully it will return. Visit: http://www.grafikmag.com/

  • Michael Bierut: 5 Secrets from 86 Notebooks

    I just caught up with the content on The 99% and enjoyed some of the videos I’d overlooked. If you’ve not visited the site before it’s a great source for inspiration, productivity and creativity from a very diverse group of professionals. The talk given by Michael Bierut last year was really interesting (video below the…

  • Beg, Steal or Borrow: Student Design Auction

    Third year students at The University for the Creative Arts are holding an online auction titled Beg, Steal or Borrow. The auction includes a great collection of design goodies that have been sourced by the students from notable designers and illustrators. The money raised from the auction, which begins on 21st March and lasts for…

  • The Republic is dead. Long live the Republic.

    It turns out that The Designers Republic as they’ve been known for the last 23 years shut up shop a few days ago. It’s a great shame. Although it sounds like it’s au revoir rather than a final goodbye: “It does feel like the end of an era but really it stopped being DR two…