1 page, a million pixels = $1Million

posted on 2nd May 2019

January 2006, 21-year-old Alex Tew sat in his bedroom in Wilshire, watching the final pixels fill up on a computer screen. He was about to become a millionaire. All it took was $50, 2 days of his time, and an idea that in his own words was a...  “get-rich-quick scheme that actually worked.” It started when he asked himself  how can I make... Gimme More »

The writing is on the (Waterford) wall

posted on 11th Apr 2019

After I read Rashima's post last week featuring beautiful street art on the walls throughout India, I was reminded of a festival in my home town of Waterford that similarly promotes and celebrates street art. Originating in 2015, the Waterford Walls street art festival is now an annual event that hosts world-class national and international... Gimme More »

Your brain on criticism

posted on 5th Apr 2019

I recently started listening to a new podcast - WorkLife with Adam Grant. Adam Grant is an Organisational Psychologist who, in his own words, “studies how to make work not suck.” I’ve always been particularly interested in the application of Organisational Psychology. Psychology has been applied with great effect to various fields like... Gimme More »

Her apron strings and her purse…

posted on 4th Apr 2019

‘The Purse’ tells the true story of two Wales fans, brothers David and Gareth Rees, who keep the memory of their late mother Olive alive by following Wales in the Guinness Six Nations. Olive left her sons an inheritance on the sole condition that it was used to follow their beloved Wales, as well use her favourite Welsh Dragon purse which... Gimme More »

Every wall is an opportunity!

posted on 2nd Apr 2019

Every time I waltz into a place I always look out for its walls. Walls that have vibrancy, some history and maybe, a message. It’s the best way to familiarise myself with the energy of a town, a city, and its people. And, the riot of colours, splashed across, is quite uplifting! Growing up in India in the 90s, I was accustomed to seeing city... Gimme More »

Unisex clothes for kids

posted on 2nd Apr 2019

There was a big buzz last month when Zippy Kidstore launched their HAPPY Ungendered Collection. Every clothing item in the collection can be worn by both boys and girls from 3 to 14 years old. Zippy highlights that the colours are what makes the collection special. Each colour is used to represent a personality and each clothing item... Gimme More »

My Type of Exhibition

posted on 29th Mar 2019

Two weeks ago I visited the Copper House Gallery just off Pleasants Street on my lunch break. There was an exhibition on which explored contemporary type and lettering design from artists around Dublin. The name of the exhibition was called Letterbomb. Using the theme of Taboo as a brief, the artists were asked to respond typographically. The... Gimme More »

Three, Two, One, Lift off

posted on 28th Mar 2019

Voyager Blog
On Tuesday of this week, the United States vice president Mike Pence delivered a space policy speech that called for American men and women to return to the Moon by 2024. Despite the understandable doubt that has been cast on the viability of this plan, (because there isn’t a plan or a budget) it is a hopeful time in space travel. Earlier... Gimme More »

Instagram your brand

posted on 26th Mar 2019

Instagram has more than 1 billion active users, it boasts higher engagement rates than any other social media platform. With the right strategy you can make Instagram work for your brand. Using hashtags Using hashtags on Instagram can increase user engagement - one hashtag averages 12% more engagement than a post without one. It’s a great way... Gimme More »

Bringing Digital Art to Life

posted on 25th Mar 2019

Bringing Digital Art to Life When we think of the traditional methods of painting and the necessary tools that artists need to work their craft we think of brushes and paint, canvases and paper. And for me, much of the mood and magic in painting happens when you dip your brush in the paint, lift it to the canvas and the image that you see in... Gimme More »