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IN REAL LIFE, OLAFUR ELIASSON @ TATE MODERN

Having been heavily inspired by Eliasson during my A-level art studies I was thrilled when I found out he was returning to the Tate…

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A STRATEGIC EPIPHANY

During my internship with BrandOpus I gained a vast amount of knowledge regarding agency life and the inner works of a global company, but, perhaps one of the biggest things I learnt was the importance of strategy…

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INTERNSHIP 2.0

For the past 7 weeks, I have been a part of the strategy team at creative brand agency BrandOpus…

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BLINK AND IT’S GONE

It seems crazy to know that 6 months of my DPS year has already flashed before my eyes. When I was offered my first internship it took a lot of consideration to decide to spend half my year with…

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EXERCISING WHAT I KNOW AND GAINING CONFIDENCE

This week at my internship I have had the opportunity to “exercise what I know”, that which I’ve spent the last 2 years learning in my degree and practising…

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ALL IN THE BALANCE

Three and a half months into my internship and I feel like I’m really getting into the swing of a full-time creative role. My working week has become the norm…

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WIEDEN AND KENNEDY CHRISTMAS WINDOW

It was around June just before we embarked on our DPS year, that myself and an incredible team of talented creatives landed the opportunity to design the 2018 Wieden and Kennedy Christmas window…

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WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN ART SCHOOL

It’s in every gallery, every art shop or university library. ‘What they didn’t teach you in art school’ by Rosalind Davis seems like it should be at the top of any art students reading list. But for some reason…

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FROM DESK TO SITE

For the past 7 weeks, I have been a part of the strategy team at creative brand agency BrandOpus…Last week I got the opportunity to leave my desk and turn decks of inspiration into reality with the junior designer on my team. Through her vision and organisation…

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I PRESENTED TO A CREATIVE DIRECTOR… AHH

It was around June just before we embarked on our DPS year, that myself and an incredible team of talented creatives landed the opportunity to design the 2018 Wieden and Kennedy Christmas window…

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WHAT AM I DOING?!?! #PLEASEHIREME

For the next year of my degree, I have decided to take a year out of studying with the aim of experiencing the industry I want to graduate into…

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HOPE TO NOPE @ THE DESIGN MUSEUM

My political knowledge has never quite been up to scratch. Consisting mainly of provocative tweets and news headlines it’s safe to say I’m aware of the rough surface that is today’s political landscape. So perhaps it was an urge…

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DESIGNSPRINT- PROBLEM FACING (MY FIRST NETWORKING EVENT)

I attended a meet up/workshop event with Design Sprints around the subject of problem framing. The event was held in HereEast, a collection of buildings based just outside of Stratford…

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WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE? WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INTENDED AND UNINTENDED USES OF A DESIGN?

In todays society, the line of people that come into contact with a design before and after its release is vast. There are multiple touch points and many decisions made by people both within its creation and its use. In this essay…

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A DESIGNERS RESPONSIBILITY

What is an author? An originator, an inventor, someone who we attribute a thing to. Often connected with ideas such as novels and music, an author has a clear sense of creation alongside that thing…

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LONDON- A HERITAGE EXPERIENCE

I recently visited the Musuem of London, a roundabout styled building located close to Moorgate Station but more importantly the remains of the Roman wall. The Museum leads you on a journey…

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THE IDEA OF KNOWLEDGE

There are ways in which we do things and reasons why we do them but how do we know to do a said thing. How are we programmed to be conscious of the information we possess and use it to better our lives?…

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UNPICKING DESIGN- WHAT PARTS OF THEIR DESIGN
HELP US TO USE THEM?

What is an author? An originator, an inventor, someone who we attribute a thing to. Often connected with ideas such as novels and music, an author has a clear sense of creation alongside that thing…

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SENSES ARE THE CHANNELS BY WHICH WE EXPERIENCE

One way to describe what an experience is could be a complete sensory immersion. The idea that within an instance the participant can interact with their surroundings, be that a space, objects and/or people…

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BRANDING IS A SUGGESTION

Long gone are the days of a one way conversation, as complex human beings we are constantly striving for a response, an outcome and relationship in which we feel valued and appreciated. Within branding too…

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AMBIVALENT TO AUTHENTICITY?  

To be authentic is to be of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine. (dictionary.com, 2017) However, is an idea ever truly unique? Everything comes from inspiration…

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STORY TELLING- THE MYTHS AND TRUTHS OF A BRAND

What is myth and what is truth? When does myth become truth and do we simply accept myth because it is all we know? These are some of the questions answered in todays lecture discussing how via story telling…

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HAVING CAPITAL

In todays class we considered the work of Pierre Bourdieu, a French philosopher who works on ideas of social behaviours and occurrences and how these relate to the idea of having a cultural capital…

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WHAT IS BRANDING 2.0

At the start of second year what better way to begin than revisiting one of my first posts from last year. I am currently signed up to a Brand Busting course at UAL as part of my CTS studies…

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MOVING OUT OF HALLS AND LEARNING HOW TO ADULT

I am sat writing this entry, after what seems like forever, at the dining room table in my new flat. After a quick fire few weeks of property viewing…

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PALM VAULTS CAFE- HACKNEY

Nestled on a fairly ordinary high street in Hackney is Palm Vaults Cafe, a vegetarians and pink aesthetic lovers dream. A seemingly standard shop front is the gateway to a tropical…

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AN AESTHETIC WALKING TOUR OF WEST LONDON

Aesthetic is a relative term, but walking around Kensington I certainly found mine. Row upon row of traditional London terrace housing that has been individualised by the owner makes this place a hub…

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GROUP PROJECTS AND LIFE AT UNI PART THREE

I can’t believe I’m here again, writing at the end of another term and this time it’s the end of first year… When people ask about my degree and I mention it’s a three year course…

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LIFE AT UNI- PART TWO

First things first, this term has flown by. No sooner had I returned to London after a lovely Christmas break with my family, my deadline was upon me…

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URBAN IMAGINARIES

A tourist’s perception of London would be very different from that of an inhabitant. Type into Google, ‘London’ and images of icons such as The London Eye and Buckingham Palace  will come up describing London as a tourist hub…

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THINGS AS ACTORS

Just like the numerous people we interact with everyday, we come into contact with hundreds of different objects and like many things in life we take their use for granted…

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AERIAL VIEWS

Where would we be without a map? This basic aerial view has been a means of navigation for centuries, however, there was a time when the birds eye view didn’t exist…

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FEAR & LOVE @ THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Fear and love, two very contradicting terms. Both express extreme feelings but can equally go hand in hand. Until the 23rd of April 2017 The Design Museum has had exhibition running entitled Fear & Love…

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“DEFINITIONS HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING BUT CONSTRAIN”

A chair is called a chair because, from a young age, we have socially agreed that it is known as a chair and not a table or any other object. Language relies upon a common agreement…

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EMPTY BILLBOARDS

An advert is of “apparent autonomous existence,” (Williamson, 1978) Adverts existing within cities are part of the conventions of the area. We never truly consider the extent to which…

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE

It is often the case with creatives that we feel we do not fit into the constraints of society. We have strong opinions on political and social matters and sometimes struggle for our voices to be heard…

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LIFE AT UNI- PART ONE

I have decided to start a series in my blog, documenting my time at uni. I hope these will be both beneficial to readers in terms of what university life is like…

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DESIGNER, MAKER, USER @ THE DESIGN MUSEUM

As I’m sure many of my fellow art degree students would agree, we often get unimpressed looks when it comes to telling others about our choice of study, which is usually followed with mumbles of “what will you do with that?”…

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WHAT IS GRAPHIC, BRANDING & IDENTITY?

I want to consider the meaning of my course, looking at three individual elements as well as a whole. Through mind mapping we can consider their individual meanings…

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STYLE VS CONTENT

Susan Sontag  (American writer, filmmaker and political activist) once said “Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art”. Today’s lecture considered the impact style…

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THE US ELECTION- A GRAPHIC REVIEW

This week the world watched in shock as Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America and consequently one of the most powerful and influential people in the western world…

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THE ULM MODEL- GALLERY REVIEW 

Form and function; perhaps the mantra of the Ulm School of Design founded in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill. After the turbulent times of World War Two…

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ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A BRAND TRIBE?

We all belong to a community. We strive for a sense of existence within a group of like-minded people, where we are able to express ourselves freely without judgment. A brand tribe…

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LIVING IN A BRANDED WORLD

It seems we can never escape brands.“Brands are the tools by means of which identity, social relations and shared experiences are constructed.” (Arvidsson, 2005) If we concentrate on the space around us…

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VOICE AND AUTHORSHIP

By considering authorship we can ensure that the research we carry out and the sources we use are reliable and credible. This provides an authority to our writing and analysis…

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THE DESIGN PROCESS

As a creative individual I find myself constantly analysing and immersing myself into the world around me, both within the creative industry and in day to day life. I don’t often, however, take a step back…

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THE GIRL WITH THE ORANGE EVERYTHING…

I figured the best way to start a blog would be with a cliché welcome post. The ‘who am I’ post that lets you, the reader, know about me. So welcome, my name is Hannah

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