Now that we have just hired a new designer at Grain, I was all set to write a post about how to find a job as a graphic designer, when I remembered that I already wrote a Thought about that > Read more
The kids got their own email addresses this week. This follows the 9-year-old asking for a domain, lookdasame.com, for his birthday. How 2015! We set up the domain together and I put up a basic site with an animated > Read more
I don’t have time for that. I’m so busy. Flat out. Back to back. Chokka.
Or: If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.
Time management is an art. Maybe it’s an art and a science! > Read more
Work and life intersected in a surprising way last week during an ancestry trip I took to China. While researching my Chinese ancestors online over Christmas last year, I found a distant cousin in California who in turn put me > Read more
Now Head of Marketing at Huawei USA, Nanjing-born Yanyan Ji was previously Head of Marketing Planning and Strategy at Nokia and was Director of Global Brands at Qualcomm. She has also founded her own brand of childrenswear and curated > Read more
I don’t remember when or how I first heard of Graphic Thought Facility, but I’ve had my eye on them from the days before starting my first design consultancy, Vivian Cipolla, with my friend Luca in 2002. Two friends > Read more
From Kent Le, Fashion Marketing Lecturer at University of East London and PR Executive at Grain Creative.
The first time I listened to “Starman” by David Bowie was when I saw the play “My night with Reg”. (The play > Read more
From Michael Mettler, Architect, Zürich. Furniture website at www.maude.info.
Yesterday I encountered a group of 28 refugees from Afghanistan on a train. After some initial hesitation, they started to unwrap their story, pulling out mobile phones and showing images > Read more
There’s nothing more daunting than a blank page. There’s also nothing more exciting than a blank page.
When you are first starting out as a designer, whether on your own, in-house or at an agency, everything is exciting and daunting > Read more
There is no epiphany today. Just a morning walk with Sunny and the kids. It was meant to kick off at 8am but due to motherly sleepy-headedness ended up starting around 10am after a late wake-up and breakfast at home. > Read more