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Leaders

Football Badges - A Designer's Worst Nightmare?

Is there a tougher brief than the redesign of a famous football club's badge? As an Everton fan, I'm no stranger to terrible badges - see a previous rant - but Leeds' effort seems to have exploded to a point well beyond that. If the conspiracy...

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Building Culture: 8 things to look out for

Barely a day goes by without the word 'culture' featuring heavily in my conversations. It’s become a sort of catch-all phrase and having a ‘great’ one is something lots of agencies can be fiercely proud and protective of - and rightly so. It's...

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Interviews: The Basics

So …your CV and condensed portfolio went down a storm and now it’s it’s time for the interview — here’s some advice that might help keep the stress levels down and save you from flinging yourself out the window in a blind panic! First of...

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Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

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CV's: The Basics

A few years ago, I wrote my most popular post ever; Advice for design graduates. Much of that advice still holds true but It’s obviously been while so here’s an update. And rather than a complete rehash, this time I’m going to break it down...

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‘YOU’RE FIRED...’

Now, unfortunately for you, this isn’t an episode of The Apprentice and no, we’re not casually deciphering Alan Sugar’s latest victim on a comfortable couch over a glass of wine (or whatever your choice of beverage may be). This is your life....

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Onboarding - getting it right.

The design and tech industries in the UK are booming so it won't be news to you that there's a real talent shortage at the moment (that's a whole other post). Finding the 'right' candidate takes time and costs A LOT (not just recruitment fees!) so...