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July Round Up

Alice in designland

We have expanded our creative team, with our latest designer joining this month, Alice Hambleton.

After completing a Graphic Design degree at Northumbria University, Alice stayed up North joining a small branding agency for a few years. After deciding the North was too cold she moved to the big smoke, freelancing at numerous agencies and getting experience across the industry, from print to packaging design, and even some workspace environments, before taking a full-time role.

Alice brings a diverse mix of design and illustration skills, and is already working hard to convince the rest of the team that green Nutribullets are delicious. Luckily she also makes a wicked cup of tea!

Inflexion 2017 Newsletter

Happy to announce we’ve designed yet another annual newsletter for Inflexion! This year they are putting the spotlight on the game changing digitalisation of the advertising industry, with interviews from Group IMD’s Chairman and Outdoor Plus’ Executive Chairman. Find out more about Inflexion here.

Flight for life: London’s Air Ambulance

Last week our MD Simon and his family had an early evening tour to the top of the Royal London Hospital to meet with a few of the crew from London’s Air Ambulance and the team that helps raise the £7.5million they need (on top of Government/NHS funding) to support and keep the service running and saving lives 24/7/365.

They were blown away by the team’s dedication and passion for their jobs. Most people don’t realise this is a charity until they play a part in our personal journeys! Simon’s son Tom landed here on the afternoon of July 16th 2016 after a serious cycling accident. The experienced medical crew of that flight ensured he had essential A&E treatment at the accident scene in Kent. He was then airlifted and arrived at the Royal London 15 minutes later. The family can truly say this is a life-saving service.

As well as private donations the team at London’s Air Ambulance are eager to talk to potential sponsors about corporate support and ideas to get their companies involved in fundraising.

Visit the corporate support page here and if you’d like to help and support them directly you can donate here.

Patterns, patterns, patterns!

Our account manager power duo, Diana and Rosie are die-hard Camille Walala fans, so when her collaborative exhibition, Camille Walala x PLAY at the NOW Gallery in North Greenwich was announced, they were more than excited to go (Rosie even ended up buying one of Walala’s phone cases). For those of you unfamiliar with Camille’s work, she is an established artist known for her multicoloured Tribal POP style ranging from her print works all the way to the colourful buildings in Old Street, the pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street and most recently, her work for the Park Royal Centre for Mental Health.

Carrying through her signature visual trademark, the exhibition featured a maze of mirrors, bright colours and bold patterns, aiming to explore pattern, movement and the human scale. As part of the exhibition, they were encouraged to take part in a ‘spot the difference’ challenge, identifying inconsistencies in the patterns, which by the sounds of it, was a lot harder than it looks!

No filter needed at @camillewalala X PLAY #colour #pattern #nowgallery #camillewalala

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The exhibition is on until 24 September, but if you want to go at the weekend you’ll need to book tickets. Find out more on the NOW Gallery website, and see more of Camille Walala’s work here.

Simon’s Prudential Ride London 46

I feel I’m getting a bit greedy with #ttptryit but I had signed up for this a while ago. I was hoping to ride the 100 but following rejection I tried for the 46 and got in. Not exactly in my sons Tom and Sam’s league of challenges, http://challenge-charlie.co.uk, but it was tougher than expected as you push yourself to go faster with the shorter distance. Well, I managed 46 miles in 2hrs 42 minutes and 59 seconds which equated to an average speed of just over 19mph.

Hopefully worthy of any donations for my efforts to our family charities on Charlie’s giving page. It now includes the London and EHAAT Air Ambulance services that we support following Tom’s cycling accident last year and the Air Ambulance even attended two serious accidents on Sunday’s ride. The link is here. Charlie continues to help us enjoy life with a bit of skill, passion and fun!

Summer internship

Alex has been interning with us this summer, so we decided to pick his brain a little so you can find out more about this recent grad, straight from the horse’s mouth!

Alex: I’m a recent graduate from the University of Liverpool who graduated with a degree in colouring (that’s geography for those of you lucky enough to have not heard the joke before). When I’m not browsing Ryman’s selection of crayons, you can find me watching films (and occasionally writing reviews on them), listening to compelling podcasts or watching my beloved football team Arsenal disappoint me.

I’ve been part time interning at tothepoint for three weeks, being a fan of minimalism and simplicity, I felt a particular resonance with the company’s ethos – clear, concise, communication. My time here has provided me with invaluable experience to jump start my working life. I’ve had the opportunity to attend client meetings, solicit information for clients, manage information on the CRM office program, Traffic Live, and conduct research for existing projects. I particularly enjoyed being involved in the nascent stage of creation for the renowned tothepoint annual calendar. tothepoint is an excellent environment for an aspiring, or seasoned, designer. But for me it has been a great opportunity to gain some experience and learn more about the inner workings of a design agency. Hopefully, I’m now on the mailing list for the ttp 2018 calendar!