Archive for Learnt

Outdoors indoors

Mentoring at the School of Communication Arts, in an interior designed by its students. Deckchairs for Town Hall, when students reported on their research, and cardboard desks for ideas-generating. This is all about adland but the SCA brings in mentors from a range of disciplines to see what the students are up to and share […]

Words at the Library

To design with words, you have to wade into them now and again. And where better for an enjoyable splash around than the 26 annual speech at the British Library. Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson was in fine comedy form in conversation with the equally-entertaining Martin Clarkson. 26 – the name comes from the […]

St Bartholomew the Great

One of the things I like about doing what I do is – well, I just didn’t know that my day was going to feature St Bartholomew The Great. Sometimes I find myself having meetings in places I would never otherwise see. A project discussion in a pretty cloister café had me tarrying for a […]

Psychology and giant swans

No sausage-mill content. No rag-rolled training room. No suits. This was a course for artists working with young people. When I work with schools for the ideas Foundation, it’s as someone from industry. So offered a place on a course looking at the behavioural end of creative workshops with young people, I’d jumped at the […]