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Get the low down on your fav London creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Brand Nu® Creative Director and Designer Radim Malinic about everything from mentorships to Black Sabbath! With a client list ranging from Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 to Coca Cola and WWF, you just know they're having a blast in the studio. Radim tells us about his book series of journals on creative direction and graphic design; why you should let your personality show through no matter how quirky or introverted, and how we should be keeping our industry healthy.
We recently caught up with SPIN Creative Director Tony Brook for a quick Q&A about his studies, first jobs, graduate skills and folios, plus he tells us about a big disaster in the studio and his love for Leonardo Da Vinci.
We LOVE the experimental type these guys get into, so we reached out to OMSE to give us the lowdown on the whole team and how they came to be, their custom typefaces, and their exploration of 3D, motion, AR and VR.
We sat down with Design Director & Design Coach, Stephen McGilvray from Wolff Olins to talk about his roles within the company and his journey to them. Throw in a little bit of motorbike obsession and some discussion on the ideal graduate skillset and you've got yourself a neat little interview. Enjoy!
A big congrats to Thomas Hedger, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Central Saint Martins student from London, their work was chosen by Verònica from Hey Studio: “Of all the portfolios I saw focused on illustration. Thomas is a highlight. Is strange to find an illustrator where all the styles are good. Obviously he knows the techniques and this helps him to go further and experiment in many styles”. We asked Thomas to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
Daragh J. Anderson
A big congrats to Daragh J. Anderson, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Central Saint Martins student from London, their work was chosen by Dem from Ustwo: “I found myself drawn to Daragh’s work on both a visual and a conceptual level. Each project seems to explore interesting and important topics while achieving an impressive level of refinement, tied together in a very well presented entry. I’m particularly impressed by the elegant response to the D&AD brief, which communicates a powerful message through an engaging medium”. We asked Daragh to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Charlotte Hopper, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Arts student from London, her work was chosen by Will from Its Nice That: “Unlike anything else I saw while judging the other portfolios. A fine art practice with a design eye – the compositions and colour palettes work really well”. We asked Charlotte to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
We chat with DesignStudio London's Design Director, Elise about her time at the magical Fabrica in Italy, the vibrant design scene in London and how Graphic Design (as a discipline) is dead.
Playing with form, shadow and colour— Owen Gildersleeve creates emotive illustrations with paper. We had a chat with Owen where he filled us in on how he got into this niche field, some awesome highlights and lessons he's learnt along the way.
Check out the industry standard of work in London - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in London.
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Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
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On the Grid London
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings Londo…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
The Paper Library
The Paper Library is a paper resource located in London and in educational institutions throughout the UK, for brands, designers and creatives in industry and education. Featuring papers from all over the world, The Paper Library provides everyone with the opportunity to touch, feel, and engage. Our aim is to show paper and associated materials to every level of the design community - present and future - emphasising the importance of paper in the design process
Designed by Dutchscot, London.
MbF Podcast #10 SuperHi…
This month we chat to Rik Lomas founder of SuperHi, an online code school, resource haven and worldwide community of 1,500+ creatives learning to code and grow professionally.
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