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Tips for young designers (or young people in any career)

Tips for young designers (or young people in any career)

Published on: Jun 09 2016 by Tom - Leave a Comment
David Airey’s blog has a nice excerpt from small NYC based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh’s answers page. The section on advice for students...
Two new old tools – Mindmup and Tricider

Two new old tools – Mindmup and Tricider

Published on: Sep 08 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Here’s two free online tools which do something you’d usually have to pay for. They’re not new, but they’re new to me.: Brainstorming/mindmapping/cloud...
Telling people’s stories by letting them tell it themselves.

Telling people’s stories by letting them tell it themselves.

Published on: Aug 31 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
So much of work within a communications team is about telling a story – using it to show or reinforce a connection between a person and and someone or something...
Don’t be offended if I’m not offended.

Don’t be offended if I’m not offended.

Published on: Aug 13 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
New York designer SwissMiss posted an interesting video about being offended – how the ability to be offended is a relatively recent privilege for the masses,...
The value in what’s free or hidden

The value in what’s free or hidden

Published on: Jun 25 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve spent my career in the charity and public sector, where services are often offered to those in need for free at the point of delivery. This can present...
Presenting practical presentations

Presenting practical presentations

Published on: Jun 14 2015 by Tom - Leave a Comment
“Death by powerpoint” is a phrase I’ve heard from someone at some point wherever I’ve worked. Hopefully if you work at GDS, or spend a lot...
Umbrellas up, heads down – how to still get your message seen

Umbrellas up, heads down – how to still get your message seen

Published on: Oct 23 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
East Asian agency Ogilvy Asia have created a campain to promote holidays to Hong Kong residents as they battle through the rainy season. http://www.vimeo.com/94505970 I’m...
Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Being a digital human – a fear to break the magic

Published on: Oct 20 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve been meaning to recommend the BBC Digital Human radio show and podcast since my wife found it a few weeks ago and it’s one of those programs that...
Don’t just show your audience the highlights; put them in the story.

Don’t just show your audience the highlights; put them in the story.

Published on: Oct 16 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Wingsuit skydiver Amy Chmelecki packs up for a jump. Red Bull is not a typical company. Most people think it’s a company which makes an energy drink and sponsors...
Business jargon shows what people would be rather be doing

Business jargon shows what people would be rather be doing

Published on: Oct 02 2014 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Liz Ryan  has written a piece at forbes.com titled “What Business Jargon Says About Us“. I found two things particularly interesting. Firstly the fact...