This week we are happy to introduce another fabulous addition to our, Desmond Huthwaite, an English and German Literature Graduate who is aiding us with our magazine editorials. Desmond is especially interested in products that speak loudly and clearly the style and the attitude of their owners. This passion can clearly be identified in his work and we are really impressed with his contribution to the brand so far. Desmond’s first piece in our Harper & Blake magazine is on Blake’s Top Party Season Essentials and is a great reference guide on how to dress to impress this festive season. You can read the full article in the Harper & Blake Magazine.
After last week’s meetings, we are very pleased to confirm that we now have an amazingly talented new print designer. The artist specialises in highly detailed hand drawn and painted imagery. He has already started working with us on our dream project campaigns. Harper & Blake’s dream project is a self-initiated project where we will create products which we would like to see in our dream stores. The first print by our new designer will be hand rendered, Harper focused and will look at trends that take inspiration from precious metals.
Further creativity has occurred this week making the banners for after Christmas and the New Year, as 2018 moves rapidly closer. Our team has been getting into the festive spirit whilst creating; advent calendar up, festive songs on (occasionally) and discussions of seasonal shopping has encouraged the festive fun to become infused in our campaigns.
We also attended a workshop held by the charity You Make It last Friday. You Make It is our neighbouring company in the shared workspace here at the Shed. The charity works with young women towards gaining the skills required for employment. At the workshop, we spoke about our own story and experiences on running a business and shared any advice we had for the women who might want to create their own startups. The budding the young women were supported by us and other fellow volunteers to create effective pitches. We were moved and empowered by the women’s stories and their determination to make an impact in the world.