How To Get A Job In Music

By Gemma

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Hi DESIGN STUDENT, 


Thanks for the email. I’m glad you liked the talk. I try to be useful. 
I’ll tell you how it worked for me which having spoken to other people working in music seems a pretty standard, if not convoluted route in.

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What Designers Want From Clients

By Gemma 

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What designers want.

I’m writing a thing for our new clients at the moment. As with most of my long form writing, it may remain a thing for some time but the idea is sound.

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How To Give A Talk

By Gemma

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I’ve now given five proper talks which means I am completely qualified to tell the rest of you how to do it better.

My first talk, What NWA Can Teach My 10 Year Old was a joke. I’d not ‘spoken’ before and at the time (mid re-brand) didn’t really have anything terribly exciting to say. Hence life lessons from Eazy-E.

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What To Do During The Break At A Conference

By Gemma

Conferences, talks and events are great and, for an industry which spends plenty of time working alone, vital to our sanity. They’re also sadly, pretty intimidating, especially if you aren’t a regular on the circuit. 

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Where There’s Shame, There’s A Claim

By Gemma

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Hey Sweetheart, (I’m not going to use your name, despite it being readily available online). I’m sure today is winding up to be the worst day of your young life. Myself and many many other people are appalled that this has happened to you. You were on holiday, having a massive laugh. Suddenly you find yourself splashed on the front page of the Scum with URL Badmen calling for your public hanging.

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What’s The Point Of Helping The Competition?

By Gavin Sherratt

We spoke to Gavin (technically one of the competition) about the work he’s doing to support Liverpool’s creative community. 

There’s plenty of chatter about how Liverpool is a thriving creative hub. However, when you get down to it, there’s little cross pollination between the sectors, companies and communities. 

Gavin and the Creative Kitchen team are working to change all that with the one tool they understand best, FREE BREAKFAST. Here’s Gavin’s blog. 

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Business Strategy With Robocop

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By Gemma

Internal comms probably isn’t the sexiest thing to blog about but getting it right is central to the happiness of a well functioning creative team. While happiness doesn’t feature too heavily in the business strategy books, it is important to how we do things at Well Made. Being happy takes (some of) the edge off the tough months and (most of) the edge off working hard. As a small team, we’re solely accountable not only for our own happiness but for that of the other two as well. The only way we’re going to do this heavy responsibility any justice is to ensure we’re absolute machines when it comes to internal comms.

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NEW WORK: title treatment / art direction for the Young Vic / Fevered Sleep. Photography by Bronwen Sharp.

NEW WORK: title treatment / art direction for the Young Vic / Fevered Sleep. Photography by Bronwen Sharp.

This is what Work In Progress actually looks like people. 

700 tiny revisions to get to the finished product.