Design & Creativity

Creativity is the initial spark for an idea. This is where the ‘outside the box’ thinking comes from. Where the mundane and common are overridden buy the inventive, new and exciting.

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Technically Speaking

I 100% appreciate excellent design work. I have an eye for knowing what looks good, and I understand what needs to be communicated in a piece of design work. This is how I know great design isn’t just about the way something looks, but the way the information needs to reach the relevant consumer and how the message is organised and presented.

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OK Computer

Obviously we will need to settle on a happy medium of auditory, UI overlay, graphical, tactile and maybe even olfactory interactions. We as designers, UI and UX ninjas will need to ramp up our skills to include: data analyst, robotic geek, biology nerd, science dweeb, aroma therapist, physical therapist and psychology neophyte.

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Welcome to Hollywood

Ahhh…the life of a superstar. All the luxuries. All the perks. What a life.

I’ve often had people throughout my career in this industry idolise what we do in much the same way. “You must love all the lunches and the trips and filming TV adverts and being ‘creative’ all the time. You must have the BEST job!”

I’m sorry to say…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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All that glitters is not Gold

The aroma of cologne and coffee fills the air, the palm trees in the corner add a splash of colour to the shade of white mushroom paint, which adorns the walls. Your body slides comfortably into the New York designer chair as the gently quaffed receptionist serves you a chai tea with miniature, almond biscuits.

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Agency Life

Having been in the industry for over 20 years in multiple agencies across three countries, I can truly say I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. If you are thinking of an agency career there are a few things you should know.

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Internet of Fings

Bridging the gap between different technology systems and being able to congregate that data to better run, manage, drive and lift the performance of your business will be one of the most defining aspects of business growth in the next 5 years.

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