Spotted this on FB, and liked the look of it, good background historical ref...
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
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Thursday, 21 October 2010
My main reason, as I have hinted at for leaving Manchester and the UK, was that I needed a break. In 1989/90 the design scene in M/cr had become for me less challenging. I was working for GUS (their in-house publications dept in Ardwick) and while the pay was good, and yes I got run my sections it was not the future for me. Also there was this bullshit attitude which over the course of the first 9 years of my career had crept more and more into the thinking of what 'design was all about'.
I needed to breath!
So in early 90 I turned my back on the city of my birth, my career here in M/cr and headed overseas...
At that time I felt the need to get away from the City, to seek a new challenge, which I did in early 90 with a move to work for Saatchi & Saatchi in Johannesburg, South Africa, but after 4 years and a 9 month stint in NZ, I took a Deputy Creative Director position in Brussels, and it was here that I was based for nearly 4 years and on the day of the bombing I had flown over to present work to a London based client.
I distinctly remember nearly finishing my presentation, when we were interrupted in the boardroom by the news that an explosion had taken place...