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Work life balance

Work life balance

      Last month saw Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The Foundation says that “the pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general...

Dinosaurs and Creativity

Dinosaurs and Creativity

      Almost every business practice changes over time. A new technology or new way of working takes root and, slowly, the world of work evolves. But the last few weeks haven’t been about evolving from an old normal to a new normal, because evolution has had nothing...

How we’re coping with lockdown

How we’re coping with lockdown

    Covid-19 means that, like it or not, we all have a lot more time on our hands, which we can either fritter away or use constructively. Although we can now see the end of lockdown, the world of work isn’t going to be quite the same ever again. The issue of having...

Freelance freedom

Freelance freedom

      It’s the strangest of times, with most of us working from home, or simply sitting at home waiting for life to return to normal. The trouble is that, however much we might wish for it, we’ll never get back to the old normal. For many of us, whether we like it or...

Going freelance in the new normal

Going freelance in the new normal

      Being our own boss is something that a lot of people aspire to, and the current situation with Covid-19 is putting that aspiration into a new perspective. Over the past few weeks, because of the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus and strict guidelines on...

Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

      HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR IDEAS? Starting a design project from nothing can be one of the most frustrating tasks for any designer. Don’t say that you find it easy and you can come up with ideas easily when you are washing the dishes, cooking a meal or out...

Learning for the new normal

Learning for the new normal

  In these unprecedented times a great many people are looking to acquire new skills or a new qualification to help them through lockdown, or provide their careers with a boost once lockdown ends. The internet is awash with so-called course providers offering cheap...

New Diploma course in Creative Writing

New Diploma course in Creative Writing

Over the past few weeks, because of the challenge of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and strict guidelines on social distancing, most of us who can have been working from home, a work option that is safer for all of us and our families. We are acutely aware of the stresses...

Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

Hristo has become a very creative and unique design force since studying with us. His ability to execute a design project quickly, uniquely and creatively is astounding. We asked Hristo what would he say to those thinking about becoming a design or looking to study...

Aileen Brings More Creativity Into Her Life

Aileen Brings More Creativity Into Her Life

It is always encouraging to hear from our students about their journey to becoming a student at our school. Aileen Bennie is one of our rising stars who has achieved so much since she started on the Graphic Design for Beginners Level 1 course and will soon be starting...