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31 05, 2018

Do you know your biggest brand blindspots?

By |May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you know your biggest brand blindspots?

Peacocks eat thorns and plants that other animals reject, then through digesting them, peacocks transform these poisons into the extraordinary beauty that is their vibrant plumage. When I work with clients they want to stand out. They want to differentiate themselves from others offering similar services or products. They always think their expertise is about [...]

30 05, 2018

So, what is branding?

By |May 30th, 2018|Branding, Creativity, Design, The Daily Practice, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on So, what is branding?

Is it a logo, is it a colour, is it a rumour, is it a plane? The word branding is loosely thrown into conversation like people speak with false familiarity about having 'done' France by touristing through Paris for 24 hours. Paris, delightfully is much more than can be fitted into a passing glance, just like a brand is more [...]

8 03, 2018

Rock your rhythms

By |March 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rock your rhythms

@unsplash @ameenfahmy @unsplash @ameenfahmi @unsplash @ameenfahmi           We are all different, each with our unique rhythms. I know some unreasonable people who rise cheerily before sunrise and others are draggin' their a**es out of bed after 8:00. I've friends who perk up as soon as the sun starts setting and [...]

9 01, 2018

#7 equilibrium – a daily practice

By |January 9th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #7 equilibrium – a daily practice

Equilibrium The illustrations come from a corporate talk I present on personal branding. I call it the blah of balance. I love children's playgrounds (and no, I'm not one of those), so the see saw is a familiar analogy to show how we love the adrenaline rush of going to extremes but not staying there for too long. Mostly [...]

8 01, 2018

#6 identity – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #6 identity – a daily practice

me-myself-i We often confuse what we do with our identity. We forget it's who you are being in the doing that makes it magic or miserable. Who are you? We try to be unique through differentiating ourselves from others - what we wear, think, behave, say. There is no place this is more [...]

8 01, 2018

#5 desire – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #5 desire – a daily practice

via unsplash photographer Kristina Flour Say it out loud. Desire. Just saying it sounds sensuous and a little forbidden. Desire. Fancy pondering your desires today. The real question is. Can you allow yourself to have what you say you really want? And do you even know what that is? If so, have you spoken it out loud? [...]

6 01, 2018

#4 gifts – a daily practice

By |January 6th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #4 gifts – a daily practice

via iStock.com         Happy El Dia de Los Reyes Magos The magic kings or the 3 Wise Men is a bigger celebration than Christmas Day in Spain & Latin America. It's a lovely tradition visiting the numerous Belens (cribs) when in Spain during Christmas. We used to do this in Ireland too (but we [...]

5 01, 2018

#3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

By |January 5th, 2018|Creativity, Design, Meditation, Mind, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on #3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

via istock.com Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It's what we are doing creating here, a consistent check in with yourself. It's no more complicated than that. It's your personal 'So how are you doing today?' It's connecting your finite self with your infinite - bigger or higher self. Sadhana builds your discipline muscle [...]

4 01, 2018

White Space as a daily practice

By |January 4th, 2018|Branding, Meditation, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on White Space as a daily practice

In the design world we place a premium value on white space. There's space beneath a photo, around a logo, beneath headings and paragraphs, not too many elements on one page. The above image is a classic example. Clarity is the opposite to confusion. We give clients brand guidelines with strict rules to protect the white space in their designs. Apple, [...]

3 01, 2018

#1 Stickability – a daily practice

By |January 3rd, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #1 Stickability – a daily practice

images @unsplash @michaelpodger thank you         I asked and you answered. Many of you said you like the idea of a daily note. I am going to try note the word try. We are all just trying. Sometimes we succeed. Other times we try again with more wisdom. This is our [...]