The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

The blog, not ready for the grave just yet

Right now, nearly everywhere I go, some aspect of blogs and blogging pursues me. Whether it’s the pressure to write this blog, the need to train students to write for blogs, the design and editorial planning of them for my corporate clients, their role in content marketing, or a more esoteric look at what they […]

Beware the Post-it Man: What Creativity Isn’t

Beware the Post-it Man: What Creativity Isn’t

I can’t be the only person that groans at the sight of brightly coloured Post-it notes, flip charts and coloured pencils. I have nothing against any of these items on their own, (in fact coloured pencils are particularly invaluable for my illustrations). Yet when wheedled by someone who’s last creative oeuvre came into being circa […]

Day One, Start Over Again

Alanis Morissett’s (lesser-known and undervalued) song “Not as We” captures the moment of giving up (or being forced to give up) all that you know and starting the next day from scratch. In her case she focuses on the end of a romantic relationship, in mine it’s the end of a professional way of life. […]