That Awesome Design Association has been set up by students Chloe Tuck and Kate Saunders from Loughborough University. Chloe won the Gifted Competition, cracker brief in 2012 and after her third year on industry placement she has set up a new society at her university. The idea is to build links with industry by setting up inspiring talks, running workshops, working on live briefs and secure funding and sponsorship for projects.
It's great to see students wanting to get more out of their degree courses and as we all know building connections and networking can open all kinds of doors in the future.
If you have set up a similar sort of collaboration we'd love to hear from you, email your details to email@example.com.
It’s World Book Day
today and everyone in the studio has been sharing their favourite books on the
editorial inspiration board.
It’s not something
that usually crops up in conversation in the studio, so it’s good to have a
reason to ask people what their favourite book is! It really got people talking
as it’s such an eclectic mix, I think our 2013 reading lists are full up
“I read this book
exactly a year ago. It was like nothing I’d ever read before. The protagonist was so matter-of-fact when recalling their childhood, I found it
fascinating that an author could write in first person for such a
psychologically challenging character. I admire anyone who can write about
controversial topics in such an honest way. I could read this book again and
“It was really
surreal and amazingly written, with such vibrant and complex characters. The
world-building was incredible and the amount of detail and depth in the story
was unlike anything else I've read. It's a book you get absolutely lost in.”
"I picked The Island up for a holiday read and I loved it! I really liked the history within the book and the writer, Victoria Hislop, made you feel like you were there on the island watching the story unfold. A beautiful book and I've really enjoyed her other books too.
Pies and Prejudice makes me chuckle, being from "up-north" I found it fascinating reading about the cultural differences and realising how accurate they are. "
"A friend recommended this to me and I've read it four times since. It's based in future Manchester and has some strange language in it - akin to Clockwork Orange. It's brilliantly innovative and highly entertaining."