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Tom McElligott

On Monday I was introduced to the work of Tom McElligott through Miguel Ferriera’s Creative Samba newsletter. It’s such brilliant advertising. So clever. So witty. It’s the kind of work you look at and wish with all of your being that you could be that good. And even if you couldn’t be that good, that… Continue reading

How to navigate a successful creative career

Another incredible NABS Tuesday Club talk has just been and gone, this time with Dots founder Pip Jamieson moderating the debate between: Sir John Hegarty, Founder Creative – BBH Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Rebecca Petts Davies, Graphic Designer, Wunderman UK Or as Pip liked to call them ‘the dinosaur, the unicorn and… Continue reading

Morality in design

Can you afford to have morals? Can you afford not to? How relevant is morality in design? I was in London recently on a course run by the excellent Shan Preddy and the dba. In between discussions the conversation turned to tobacco and coincided nicely with reports on changes to tobacco packaging legislation. Coming from… Continue reading

The Artist’s Way – getting out of my own way

  Among all the things I’ve been concentrating on recently – and Dream Job research features pretty heavily – I’ve been trying to work on creativity. I found Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way via one of the people I respect the most on the internet: Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova. If you’re not already away of… Continue reading