How to get stuff done.

July 15th, 2019

 

I’ve spent a lot of time in an old cardboard box recently. Thankfully, not suddenly homeless, but researching the beginnings of osprey conservation in 1950s’ Scotland. The box contained 30 years of typed correspondence, proposals, schedules and reports detailing the development of the RSPB’s plan to protect the first ospreys to nest in this country… read more

 

Why going unnoticed could be the best outcome for your business

March 5th, 2018

 

A few months ago I was lucky enough to spend an evening with no-nonsense conservation crusader and broadcasting legend Chris Packham. Well, me and a town hall full of my closest friends. He was talking about nature photography and in particular his enthusiastic use of bokeh. I was enraptured, not only is Chris Packham one… read more

 

Why real engagement is a brain of two halves.

July 18th, 2017

 

Stepping out of the studio a few weeks ago I chanced to look up, hoping to see swifts dive-bombing across the sky I think, but there, beaming satellite-straight across the patch of blue right overhead was a different shape – higher up than a swift and much larger – a stiff flared-out M with a… read more

 

PowerPoint – the death of the presentation?

November 16th, 2016

 

Frank Lloyd-Wright, the great Wisconsin-born American architect, father of the Prairie School and designer of the first earthquake-proof tower block, famously asserted that mankind discovered permanent building materials fifty years before we were responsible enough to use them. I have very similar feelings about PowerPoint. As readily-available, easy-to-use, presentation production environments go PowerPoint is a superb piece… read more

 

What the very Dickens is an information designer anyway?

February 10th, 2015

 

A couple of weeks ago I was stopped dead in my tracks by a piece of tissue paper. I was food shopping at the time and the tissue paper was wrapped around an orange. A blood orange. It was one of the decorative wrappers that fruit growers use to attract you towards their produce in… read more