One week today, catchpole&friends will officially close for good. We weren’t the first and judging by Craik Jones’ sad departure from the agency scene, we won’t be the last. What a year!
Four days from her wedding this Friday, I caught up with Luciana who’s taking a full-time job at EHS when she gets back from her honeymoon travels to cool places like Zanzibar! She’s working on what sounds like exhausting but incredibly rewarding new client business.
The fab Tui is freelancing in Leagas Delaney, questioning her future direction every hour. If you ever get a chance to see her illustration work, please do – she is so talented, much of it is wasted in the places she works.
Elliot has his new business venture ‘Bizual’ well underway, as well as numerous other projects to keep him busy. He’s a very clever guy and deserves a whole heap of success in the future, which I’m sure will come.
As for yours truly, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Work for Dometic, Manchester Square Partners, Watson Helsby, The Royal Marsden and a great new campaign for new client LinkedIn have all kept me incredibly busy. Ongoing interviews at numerous good agencies with great people have enabled me to talk about the things I love, namely creative work and running an agency. All this and two weeks in glorious sunny Italy have meant that there’s rarely been a spare moment.
One of my favourite bits of news this Summer was hearing from Sappi paper that I’d won their international awards scheme again for a third time. I won it for speculative work I’d produced for GetKidsGoing! – a brilliant charity which helps disabled kids and teens get sports wheelchairs so they can compete. One of their biggest success stories is a guy called David Weir. He’s already won two Golds in the Paralympic Games, hopefully a third this evening. The €50,000 prize money will help us produce a marketing/advertising campaign for them. Look out for the work later this year.
Never one to sit and wait for the next job or think that because I’m busy, I can’t fit anything else in, here’s a couple of spec posters for Wonderbra. Let me know what you think.
and this one…
Bye for now.