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Oozled—Curated Design Resources

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Created by UK designers Dan Edwards and Ryan Taylor, Oozled is a directory of hundreds of curated design resources. Dan and Ryan created the list after sharing their bookmarks with students…


Enzo Mari: The Essence of Form

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In this insightful interview, legendary designer Enzo Mari discusses his process and the meaning of form in his work.


Six Years of Three×3

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Hard to believe it’s been six years and eighteen graduates already! We’ve had a great time and met some great people, to celebrate the landmark David Smith has designed a limited…


John Cleese on Creativity

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In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 (we think) lecture, John Cleese offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and comedic genius. Specifically, Cleese…


Advice for Emerging Designers

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Building a career is not something that happens overnight. It requires patience and tenacity, and it involves more than raw talent. The AIGA have some great insights on how emerging…


Throw Out Your Resume

admin / / Getting Noticed

Everything you’ve been taught at college about applying for jobs is wrong. That’s according to this post by Shopify which offers some solid advice for those leaving college and engaging…


Ten commandments

admin / / Contract, Education

The D&AD 10 commandments for great placements highlight many of the values we maintain as part of our programme. While offering some great advice for graduates looking to make the…


Using Type Series

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Fontshop, one of the industries leading providers of typefaces and type analysis have a great series of posts on the fundamentals of type design entitled Using Type available here. Their…


The Shape of Design

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Frank Chimero’s multi format book The Shape of Design is a progressive step in the adaptation of the printed reading experience to multi format devices with the goal being that no…


More about Three×3

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Established in 2007, the programme was initiated by David Smith (IADT/Atelier) and colleagues, Brian Nolan and Paul McBride (Detail) and Ciaran O’Gaora (ZeroG). Internships and Stâges are a common and…


Contract and Cash

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As part of the programme all graduates are contracted to each design studio for three months. We have prepared a specific employment contract with this in mind. Although not too…


Bridging the gap

admin / / Threex3

In these strange times, internships may be one of the best ways to launch a design career, so embrace them — don’t avoid them.  Its a great opportunity to:  Apply…


Understanding IP

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Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business. They have an interesting section on design integration and clearly see the value…


Design is a Job

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We came across this recently and wished it had been around when we started out… ‘Design is a Job’ by Mike Monteiro, has some great insights into the cut and…



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The AIGA (American professional association for design) have a great website which is full of useful information and resources. Whether you’re just getting started or well into your career you will…


This is how design works

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‘Startups, This is How Design Works’ is a great overview of the design process for non-designers highlighting its relevance and importance in business and life. Feel free to substitute ‘Startups’ for…


Education — Reference

admin / / Education, Links In 2009, Little & Company celebrated their 30 years in business by turning to those who meet us fascinated in this the design industry. Theye sought out the world’s…


Education — Books & Publishing

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Display Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Unit Editions Unit Editions is a new, progressive publishing venture producing…


Education — Typography

admin / / Education, Links This is the online resource for Ellen Lupton‛s book Thinking with Type — Everything you need to know about thinking with type, you will find here. The richly detailed…