Arts

Exploring the artistic side to modern business. These articles are here to help you inject some more creativity into your projects. Improve your all-important writing skills with our Writing Tips For Non Writers series (more installments coming soon!), and read about how a modern hip-hop artist stays inspired in our interview with Elliot Stradling.

‘joy & dread in the wildness of words’ – Scottish writer Ophelia Po talks about her first comic book ‘Blood Ties’

Drawing on her background as a classic literature student, and striking self-taught illustration skills, Ophelia Po has released her first venture into comic book creation with the Gothic gem ‘Blood Ties’. The comic touches upon themes close to home for many during the 2020 lockdown, including isolation and uncertainty. Today, Po talks being an artist […]

Evie
Aug 29, 2020

Figma – Exciting New & Upcoming Changes in 2020

Figma, the collaborative design and prototyping tool, has yielded great success as a slick (and free) Adobe XD and Sketch alternative. And this year, its features and UX are being upgraded like never before. So let’s have look at what’s new in Figma in 2020. The ‘What’s New in Figma’ webinar (headed by Yuhki Yamashita) […]

Evie
May 15, 2020

Writing Tips for Non-Writers 2: How to Write an ‘About Me’ Page

Want to add a personal touch to your business? Is your blog or portfolio missing that friendly element? Then an ‘About Me’ page is something worth exploring. Today, we’ll go through how to write an ‘About Me’ page without being corny. 1. Decide how important your story is to your brand. If you’re reading this, […]

Evie
Apr 20, 2020

Writing Tips for Non-Writers 1: How to Write a Professional Email

Want to know how to write a professional email that your staff will actually read? Looking to leave a more personable impression in business? Or simply improve your written communication skills? This is the article for you. 1. Mix up your sentence lengths Like speech, text flows better when the recipient isn’t being bombarded with […]

Evie
Apr 15, 2020

Why Every Business Should Hire a Writer

If we know illustrations need illustrators, designs need designers, and code needs programmers, why don’t we acknowledge that words (if we want them done well) need writers? Today we’ll go through why hiring a writer can be so vital. Job descriptions are important In a city full of coders, tech aficionados and designers, I know […]

Evie
Mar 30, 2020

‘I’m Here, I’m Sad, Get Used to It!’ – a chat with experimental hip-hop artist Elliot Stradling

Dundee-based musician Elliot Stradling talks the importance of vulnerability, honesty and evolving your artistic voice. Sitting before me is a young man clearly infused with excitement for his craft. And Stradling’s fascination with ‘how vast the music catalogue is’, certainly comes through on his 2019 ROOKIE SEASON EP, which is a fusion of emo and […]

Evie
Dec 13, 2019