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Creatives on Speed from Faster Ideas

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Creatives on Speed from Faster Ideas features bitesize chats with people from all sorts of industries - from DJs, artists and advertising creatives, to scientists, hairdressers and teachers - each talking about how they use creative thinking in their work.

We're fascinated by how the minds of all kinds of people work - whether or not they work in creative roles, for creative companies, or have 'creative' in their titles.

Faster Ideas is your regular dose of creative tricks and tips, helping you discover rapid ways to find
new ideas.

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Creatives on Speed: Andrew Boulton, Copywriting, Senior Lecturer & Author.
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Andrew Boulton, Copywriting, Senior Lecturer & Author. Our final episode of this series (boo!). Not only is Andrew a fantastic copywriter, but he's also passing on his knowledge and talents to the next generation of creatives - as a Senior Lecturer on University of Lincoln's BA Creative Advertising course. Andrew talks about how he stumbled upon his career (very common for copywriters) and how this branched into teaching. Andrew recently produced a guide for teachers about copywriting which went viral on LinkedIn. And now he's gone and written a book - Copywriting is - for anyone who's interested in the art, craft and magic that is copywriting. Links to this, and all the books Andrew mentions, below. SHOW NOTES Find Andrew here: Andrew on Twitter Andrew on LinkedIn University of Lincoln - Creative Advertising Course BUY Andrew's book here: https://amzn.to/397n4Hy​ WATCH trailer Other links Egg Ad on UKTV Other books mentioned: Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads by Luke Sullivan ​Read Me: 10 Lessons for Writing Great Copy by Roger Horberry & Gyles Lingwood The Advertising Concept Book: Think Now, Design Later by Pete Barry Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury ​Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/andrew-boulton-copywriter-lecturer +++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com
24:13
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Paul Middleton, Art Director & Camino 'Pilgrim’
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Paul Middleton, Art Director & Camino 'Pilgrim’. Paul speaks about how a love of TV ads growing up fuelled his passion to pursue his chosen career. He tells us how writing to his hero - advertising legend Dave Trott - helped him garner the advice needed to get there. And he shares his enthusiasm for continual learning, through observation of habits and patterns in the work of other creatives. Paul also talks about his adventures walking the legendary pilgrim route, the Camino de Santiago, and how this has inspired his upcoming book, 'Slow Down Pilgrim'. SHOW NOTES You can find Paul here: Website Paul on Instagram Paul on LinkedIn Dave Trott's books on Amazon: The Power of Ignorance (2021): https://amzn.to/3lErHhi One + One = Three (2015) https://amzn.to/31kb4ON Predatory Thinking (2013) https://amzn.to/3c7ySLR Creative Mischief (2011): https://amzn.to/3lGggWr WATCH: Faster Ideas Speedier Reads book review of Dave Trott's 'Predatory Thinking' from December Wiki: Camino de Santiago Hello Tosh Got a Toshiba - Toshiba/GGT ARISTON, AND ON, AND ON - Ariston/GGT Cinzano Ads compilaton - Cinzano/CDP Rerecord, Not Fade Away - Scotch/GGT Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/paul-middleton-art-director +++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup
21:44
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Claire Grantham, Card Maker, Crafter & Project Manager
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Claire Grantham, Card Maker, Crafter & Project Manager. New York-based Londoner Claire Grantham is a crafter and card maker extraordinaire - and self-proclaimed marker pen obsessive. She’s also a highly respected and experienced project manager in the creative industry. Claire tells us how she discovered the world of crafting, the differences between the UK and US crafting communities, and how her project management skills really raised her crafting game. We learn about the school project that nearly put her off creative activities altogether, and how she organises her time to make creativity and play an essential part of her day. SHOW NOTES Claire’s blog Check out Claire’s craft room Claire on Instagram Other links, thanks & acknowledgements: Jenn Shurkus, Creative Chick: https://shurkus.com/ Jenn Shurkus on YouTube Jenn Shurkus on Instagram The Ink Pad, 233 West 19th St, New York, NY 10011 & Instagram Claire says: 'for gifting me my craft family' the-lilypad.com sweetshoppedesigns.com digitalscrapbook.com Claire says: 'for welcoming me into the digital world' WATCH: Michelle Obama Becoming documentary on Netflix Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/claire-grantham-crafter-card-maker-project-manager ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
26:24
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Phil Marriott, DJ, music producer and presenter
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Phil Marriott, DJ, music producer and presenter. Phil has been involved in the music industry since his first job in radio nearly 25 years ago. In that time he's presented shows for Q Radio, Gaydio and GaydarRadio where he was head of music. He's DJ'ed and had residencies at venues all around the UK and overseas, as well as guesting for Tiesto, Freemasons, Bimbo Jones and on festival stages like Manchester Pride. He's produced remixes for the likes of Erasure, Dannii Minogue and LeAnn Rimes - and now hosts his own music and entertainment-based YouTube channel. Phil talks about his early inspirations - musical and otherwise - and takes us through what goes into remixing a track, along with his process for creating floor-filling setlists for his live gigs and amazing lockdown livestreams. SHOW NOTES WATCH: Phil's YouTube channel - and SUBSCRIBE! LISTEN: Phil in the mix on Mixcloud Rich B & Phil Marriott on Soundcloud Follow Phil here: DJ Phil Marriott on Facebook DJ Phil Marriott on Instagram DJ Phil Marriott on Twitter Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/phil-marriot-dj-presenter ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
18:03
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Sally Cullen, Interior Stylist
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Sally Cullen, Interior Stylist. Having created interiors for a multitude of brands - including Heals, Mark & Spencer, John Lewis and Yves St Laurent - Sally Cullen knows a thing or two about creating a room with the wow factor. Sally talks about how she started out in fashion magazines before discovering the world of interiors. She also shares what she looks for when she's concepting an idea that could appear anywhere from the Sunday Times Magazine and Cosmopolitan, to a Kirstie Allsopp TV programme or at The Ideal Home Show. SHOW NOTES Follow Sally on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sally_stylist/ Follow Sally on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/sallystylist SallyCullen.com Other links: How much colour can you see? Are you a Tetrachromat? https://research.ncl.ac.uk/tetrachromacy/thescience/ Fashion Wheel: A closer look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSBqK9tRy_E&t=0s Buy the Fashion Wheel on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3qaHEwl Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/sally-cullen-interiors-stylist ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
22:03
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Ruben Delgado, Creative Strategist & Choreographer
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Ruben Delgado, Creative Strategist & Choreographer Ruben is a New York-based senior brand and communications expert with a background in dance and choreography - two areas of expertise that seem unconnected. But as Ruben explains, they're anything but. We explore his dance training, his pursuit of the NY street dance style Litefeet, and how this evolved into his fascination with breaking down movement and using dance as a research tool. Plus we discuss the importance of celebrating all your life experiences and being proud of what you bring to the table as a creative. SHOW NOTES Find Ruben here: LinkedIn Instagram: Website Other links: William Forsythe Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Forsythe_(choreographer) 'Litefeet: Sound of the Subway' from FACT TV: https://www.factmag.com/2015/06/10/litefeet-sound-of-the-subway/ Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2wok72jQ8&t=0s Also watch Scott Carthy’s debut film ‘Litefeet’: https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/115476131 'Fatima's next job could be in cyber': https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54505841 Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here +++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
22:35
April 27, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Philip Lawrence, TV Writer
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Philip Lawrence, TV Writer.  Philip Lawrence is a television writer with credits on both Eastenders and Casualty - not to mention his numerous plays, a web series on Amazon, episodes of Doctor Who audio drama and many other award-winning scripts. Philip speaks about his own writer's journey, the transition from 'day job' to full-time TV writer, and what it takes to achieve your creative goals. He shares tips on storytelling, finding your voice as a writer and where he gets his inspiration. He also reveals what most surprised him when he first arrived on the set of Eastenders. SHOW NOTES Philip Lawrence on LinkedIn Philip Lawrence on Twitter Philip Lawrence on Facebook Philip Lawrence on Instagram Philip Lawrence is represented by Culverhouse Associates Other links: London Screenwriter's Festival Into The Woods by John Yorke Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them by John Yorke - on Amazon Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/phil-lawrence-tv-writer +++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
23:07
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Freya Haines, Hairdresser
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Freya Haines, Hairdresser. One thing lockdown has highlighted, is that we'll never take our hairdressers for granted again. They deserve a medal for the creativity they employ in transforming our lanky locks - allowing us to express ourselves through the way we wear our hair. One such talented individual is Freya Haines - an amazingly skilled and creative hair and colour expert. Freya debunks some myths and preconceptions about the industry, discusses her sources of inspiration, and goes deep into the art - and science - of hair colouring. Plus we discuss her new platform for positivity, The Press Pause Movement. SHOW NOTES Find Freya on Instagram: @freya_clare_hair @thepresspausemovement Freya works at Hunter Collective, in Farringdon, London EC1 Instagram: @huntercollective Other links: Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter L'Oreal Hair Colour numbering system Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/freya-haines-hairdresser ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup Follow, like and share Faster Ideas on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasterideas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasterideas/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasterideas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faster-ideas/ AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
23:23
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Dan Parry, Co-Founder of Tectonic
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Dan Parry, Co-Founder of Tectonic Dan has brought a wide range of experience - from tech and IT roles, to creative and copywriting work - to building Tectonic. Working alongside his brother Nana, his company helps early-stage start-ups properly understand the needs of their consumers from the get-go. We talk about how it takes resilience and self-awareness to be able to switch careers - and how that's perfect training for the start-up world. Dan also explains why he loves Twitter and why it's so important to find your 'niche'. SHOW NOTES Find Dan here: Dan on Twitter Dan Parry on LinkedIn Dan on Instagram Tectonic Tectonic on LinkedIn Arvid Kahl on Twitter Company of One by Paul Jarvis Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/dan-parry-co-founder-tectonic ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup Follow, like and share Faster Ideas on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasterideas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasterideas/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasterideas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faster-ideas/ AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
17:41
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Hatty Ashdown, Comedian
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Hatty Ashdown, comedian, writer and broadcaster Hatty is a super funny, multi-talented human with many strings to her bow. She's an actor and stand-up comedian, the host of podcast Funny Mummies, runs the baby-friendly comedy gig Screaming with Laughter, and is the co-writer of Comedy Central sitcom, Give Out Girls. Hatty talks about the influence of her family, why she loves writing on the train, and the technique she uses from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way when she's stuck for ideas.  The team at Faster Ideas were really lucky to work with Hatty on our comedy short Don't Sell the Tiger a few years back (watch here), so we already knew Hatty was super fun to be around. Thanks to Hatty for bringing us more than a few smiles. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES You can find Hatty here: Hatty Ashdown's website Hatty on Instagram Hatty on Twitter LISTEN: Funny Mummies podcast Follow Funny Mummies on Instagram Screaming with Laughter - the baby-friendly comedy gig Website Twitter Facebook Instagram READ: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron WATCH: Give Out Girls Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/hatty-ashdown
22:21
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Matt Jukes, Artist
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks Matt Jukes, Artist  Matt Jukes' colourful and mesmerising prints can be seen everywhere from Claridge's to the walls of cruise ships. In this interview, Matt talks about how he got into printing, and shares insights about the influence of music and the importance of memory in his work, He shares how he landed on printing as his favourite medium - and how learning how 'do a dance' with the press and 'embracing chaos' are all part of his artistic process. SHOW NOTES Find Matt here: mattjukes.ink Matt Jukes on Instagram Other links: Artist Morley The Other Art Fair Joy Divisions 'Unknown Pleasures' on Wiki & listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Dgqy4bBg09Rdw7CQM545s?si=jl9X_lTgRamzqJNKcSSwUQ Buy Oblique Strategies on Eno Shop Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/matt-jukes +++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup Follow, like and share Faster Ideas on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasterideas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasterideas/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasterideas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faster-ideas/ AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
22:13
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Jo de Mornay Davies, Art Director
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Jo de Mornay Davies, Art Director & Illustrator   Jo talks to us about her role as an advertising art director, what it involves, and her continuing creative journey. She speaks about why it's important to keep fuelling your creativity with new things - and how this keeps your creative work enjoyable and fresh. We also talk about her newfound love of upcycling, and discuss the inspiration for her latest illustrated 'book of positivity', Angels Are Not Just for Christmas. SHOW NOTES Angels are Not Just for Christmas on Etsy Today's Angel on Instagram You can also find Jo online here: Jo's website: notanyoldjo.com Jo on Twitter Jo on LinkedIn Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/jo-de-mornay-davies ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup Follow, like and share Faster Ideas on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasterideas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasterideas/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasterideas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faster-ideas/ AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
17:57
April 18, 2021
Creatives on Speed: Jade Coles, Creative Strategist/Cultural Events Programmer
FasterIdeas.com founder and editor Joanne Oatts talks to Jade Coles, Creative Strategist Jade is not just a creative strategist, but also a cultural events programmer, producer, former member of all-female punk choir Gaggle, creative mentor, facilitator and generally awesome human being. There’re many other things that Jade does - and this interview is jam-packed with all of that and many insights from Jade’s amazing creative career. SHOW NOTES Brit School Jennet Thomas Deborah Coughlin Gaggle Gaggle - ‘From the Mouth of the Cave’ album on Spotify Gaggle: Lysistrata at the Almeida Theatre ICA Cathy Haynes I Like Networking Jade on Instagram Studio Coles on Instagram Prefer video? WATCH Creatives on Speed here: https://www.fasterideas.com/post/jade-coles ++++ Sign up to the NEWSLETTER at FasterIdeas.com to get all content in your inbox in one go: https://www.fasterideas.com/newslettersignup Follow, like and share Faster Ideas on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fasterideas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasterideas/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fasterideas/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/faster-ideas/ AND if you’d like to appear on the next series of Creatives on Speed, please drop us a line at emailfasterideas@gmail.com Music: 'Godfather of Soul' by Olive Musique Licensed via Premium Beat.
23:53
April 18, 2021