Posts Categorized: Blog Post

Redesigning [Graphic] Design Education

We recently held a Redesigning [Graphic] Design Education day at Derby University. We brought together practitioners, theorists, students and educators for a 7-hour design project: to reshape graphic design education for the 21st century. Here’s what Jotta’s Design Director, Jane Trustram thought of R[G]DE: Subjective review is a large part of the assessment of work, in… Read more »

Studio School

With our LITFI hats on, we’re part of a team from Stockport College bidding to launch a new Creative & Media Studio School. Studio Schools are a game changing new model of teaching and learning for 14 to 19 year-olds. They are small schools — typically with around 300 pupils — delivering mainstream qualifications through… Read more »

Chris Cunningham

Last night we went to see the amazing Chris Cunningham Live at the Roundhouse – it was awesome. If you get a chance to see him, take it.

What Design Can Do!

We spent a few days last week in Amsterdam at the What Design Can Do! conference which brought together creatives thinking about design as a mindset for addressing social issues. What Design Can Do! was an ambitious and well organised event, with lots of provocative speakers. One speaker that made a big impact on the… Read more »

News from the forest

  Our new design school, Lost in the Forest Institute (LITFI), has got off to a great start. In just a few short weeks we’ve been shortlisted in the PSFK-UNICEF Future of Mobile Tagging competition, worked with Jonathan Barnbrook and Dan Streat from BARNBROOK on the LITFI identity; arranged, promoted and organised first D&AD North Lecture… Read more »

InterSections 11

Thoughtful took a trip to Cornwall for INTERSECTIONS 2011 – a fantastic two-day conference at the Eden Project. We were treated to over 45 experts, mavericks, entrepreneurs and thought leaders speaking about emerging trends driving business change and new opportunities for design practice. The day started with NICK JANKEL talking about the virtues and vices of… Read more »

Massive Change Network

Thoughtful attended the launch of Bruce Mau’s MASSIVE CHANGE NETWORK (MCN) in Liverpool. MCN is a global design learning network. Co-founded by Bruce Mau and Bisi Williams, and is committed to inspiring, connecting and empowering a new generation of designers to develop a more equitable, abundant, sustainable world through learning programs and collaboration. According to MCN co-founder Bisi… Read more »



Mobile World Congress 11

Just got back from an awesome few days at the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS in Barcelona, where (ironically) I lost my phone. Thanks to COCOATE for the shots.

Can’t see the wood for the trees

Our new design school has now been open for a few weeks. You’re very welcome to drop by LITFI.AC Thanks to HOWIES and photographer PAUL BLISS for the shot.


Chris and Vicky from the LOST IN THE FOREST INSTITUTE.

London College of Communication

We were asked by LCC graduate, LUCY BROWN, to give a talk today. Each term, LCC’s Faculty of Design invites practitioners and theorists who have exemplary practices and /or processes to share their perspectives on the challenges, capacities and contexts of graphic design. The Autumn 2010 lecture programme contemplated the question ‘What is Graphic Design?’… Read more »

Augmented Reality

We’ve just come back from Switzerland where we went to a meet up about AR IN PRINT AND PUBLISHING. It was good to talk with like minded people to discuss some of our future projects with them. As it’s always good to learn, it’s important to meet new people too and for both those reasons… Read more »

Thoughtful’s Christmas Speech 2010

Hello and Merry Christmas. It’s exactly four years to the day since Thoughtful was born. This Christmas Speech more than any other has been a test of one Thoughtful’s core beliefs: HONESTY CUTS THROUGH. For the past 3 years our Christmas Speech has been an open and honest account of our time in business. But… Read more »

Bizzy bees

We’re really bizzy at the moment, so we won’t be making any posts for a short while. We do hope you can drop by again in a couple of weeks when we’ll have something to show you. Thanks.


The students at Staffs Uni have launched a fund-raising site for their final degree show. Everything is hand-screened to order, and the prices aren’t too shabby. Here’s one of the tees we bought from WWW.GREYMATTERSTORE.COM

Howies sample sale

Howies are coming to town again. The Manchester sample sale will be held at: Triangle Shopping Centre, Exchange Square, First Floor, Manchester M4 3TR If you were there last year it’s directly above the unit we used. Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st May Trading times: Thursday 4pm – 8pm Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 10am… Read more »

AR t

Here’s a peak at a project we’re thinking about. We’ve called it ‘AR t’. We’re also thinking we could extend the idea to ‘Street AR t’, too.

Lucy Brown: Doer

A few months ago LCC graduate, LUCY BROWN, visited Thoughtful. Lucy had a great portfolio, full of solid thinking. We sensed Lucy was a doer the moment we met her and not someone who is prepared to sit around and wait for the phone to ring. We were right. Lucy has just built her own… Read more »