I’m back!


Well, that’s been two weeks away from blogging, and what a busy two weeks it’s been!

The first week was the Design Sprint at DJCAD, where Louise and I worked with 80 amazing students during an intense, emotional rollercoaster of a week. This was one of the most rewarding weeks of my working life.

I’ve been recovering over the past week if truth be told, and acclimatising back to the world of business after my week as a design lecturer. Oh, and getting new furniture – you’ll hear more about that in this week’s Vlog, which will be online at 8am on Tuesday.

So what have I learned over the past couple of weeks? Firstly, my time at DJCAD (I was also teaching there on Friday) confirmed my love for teaching that I wrote about recently.

I also learned a huge amount from Louise about how to plan, manage and teach a module. I loved that we had a structure that allowed us to adapt to the needs of the students, a fluid and dynamic approach that I hadn’t encountered teaching in other parts of the University. It put the students front and centre and I liked that. I liked that a lot!

Going forward, I’m going to be doing more teaching. I’m really excited about that. It’s a nice balance to the commercial work that I do.

We’ve also won some great new business at Ashton McGill over the past fortnight, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into several exciting projects. I’m also looking forward to having Andy with me in Dundee soon.

I’ve left the most exciting thing until last. I’m going to see Simon Sinek speak in London in May! I managed to get tickets along with several friends from the Content Marketing Academy. Simon has been a huge influence on me over the past several years, so I can’t wait to see him in the flesh!

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