The Power of Instagram

Brand Zine Interest Our Period. Zine has been posted and shared on Instagram a couple of times which has amazed and surprised us all. When we were creating our zine, none of us expected that anything would happen after our final presentation at the Nottingham Contemporary. We were surprised when we got contacted by Wolf…

Research Project

Since September I have been a part of a research project at NTU, exploring what it means to belong (or not) at NTU. It has been a great learning opportunity for me to develop my primary research skills, as well as great academic knowledge of how to conduct a literature review and analyse research findings…

The Treat Kitchen

Today I had a three-hour session with Katie, head of product design at The Treat Kitchen. Developing my work with Luisa’s Vegan Chocolate, I jumped at the chance when Katie offered to help me learn more skills. Katie focused on showing me the basics of Illustrator, which I have never used before. I learnt all…

Malala Yousafzai – Every Girl Deserves the Same Chance

Flicking through the November Vogue Magazine, I came across an article sharing Malala Yousafzai’s experience. I find it hard to believe that Yousafzai is in the same year at university as me, but she has achieved so much and is such an inspiration to so many people. I really related when Yousafzai stated, “The hardest…

Forgotten Women – Fanny Eaton

I am all for female empowerment and supporting other women; the same goes for recognising and respecting the achievement of women in history, they should not be a mystery. I read the Stylist magazine, Issue 437, and was most intrigued by Forgotten Women, which is a series dedicated to giving women of history the exposure…

TEDx: What is a healthy relationship with food?

Rhiannon Lambert – TEDxUniversityofEastAnglia Most of us are foodies. Food brings us together, and gives us comfort. But have you ever stopped to think whether your relationship with food is healthy? Harley street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert is someone I follow closely on social media and the person to turn to when I require nutrition advice…

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!)

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential is written by George Lois, America’s ‘Master Communicator’. I was very apprehensive about reading this book as it has had quite a few mixed reviews. Some people didn’t find the content to be that inspiring in terms of creativity and it focuses…

Hegarty on Creativity: There are No Rules

‘Creativity isn’t an occupation. It’s a preoccupation. It invents, perfects and defines our world. It explains and entertains us.’ – John Hegarty The book describes what drives creativity, what inspires it and what sustains it. We are all creative, but only some of us are luckily enough to earn a living by it. This is…

The 10 Principals of Storytelling

I have recently been reading the book ‘Do Story: How to tell your story so the world listen,’ by Bobette Buster. One of the sections I enjoyed reading the most was the 10 Principals of Storytelling. Below I have summarised the key points for each of the ten stages. 1. Tell your story as though…

Brainpickings – Design in a Nutshell

I recently saw an article on the website Brainpickings which included one-minute animated primers, created by Open University, on six major creative movements. I was interested to watch the short clips to learn about some of the most important movements in design history. From Gothic Revival to Postmodernism, to how Bauhaus ushered in the age…