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Nice Magazine: A plan (already behind), the selection of objects and the slow move in a positive direction

Every good project starts with a well-laid plan. Team Nicework set out with a collaborative, agile planning session. We broke the project down into epics and task. You can even see the original publish date of February 2018. “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face” — Mike Tyson 2018 has already [...]

Nice Magazine: An open archaeological design exploration

Having been in the design world for nearly two decades, I have identified a few simple signs that a creative company has been around for a while. The first, a collection of ageing or dead Macintoshs, usually accompanied by some sort of grumble that “they don’t make these like they used to.”. The second is [...]

The Vignelli Canon

I recently re-listened to this podcast featuring the late Massimo Vignelli, best-known for creating the iconic New York City subway map, discusses intellectual elegance, education, love, the pitfalls of marketing, and his long career in design. I urge you to download the  Vingelli Canon a concise bible of his approach to designing just about anything. This [...]

Case Study: Virgin Money Insurance Price Freeze

We were approached by Network BBDO to create animated inserts of a 30 second TV commercial for Virgin Money Insurance. Our Challenge: a collage-type look that gave the feeling of information collected from different sources. This meant designing and animating in 6 different styles. Our favourite, the eight-bit video style designed on a grid and animated with traditional [...]

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect

Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student when he enrolled in the military in WWII. But instead of giving up on his creative side, the soldier decided to document events on the battlefield that he was present in, in a series of sketchbooks. In these sketchbooks, he recorded everything from fallen soldiers, air raids, and beach [...]