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11 things I’ve learnt at Top Left Design so far

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Now a full time member of the TLD team, I first came to Top Left Design as an intern for two weeks when I was just 14 years old. I’ve spent a lot of time with the team helping out for the past four years and have learnt  countless amounts of new and interesting things, and still have much more to learn!

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The designer tips I learnt at Top Left Design – by Julien Michot (one of our interns)

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Julien is one of the two french students (Julien and Caroline) who spent a 10 week  internship at Top Left Design. In this post he shares with you a few new things he learnt about design.

Julien on his last day at TLD

Here is what Julien wrote

Hi everyone! I’ve just finished my 10 weeks internship here at Top Left Design. Usually I work more with the programming side of things, and have never really learnt much about the design process. I like coding because I’ve learnt a lot about how to do it, and so now it’s easy for me. But during this internship I saw that design is not so different from coding, you have to always keep in mind some key rules and guidelines to create a good design.

Here are the 7 most important rules I learnt at top left design during my 10 great weeks:

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3,2,1… London 2011! You don’t need to be a sportswoman to develop your skills – by Caroline Campan (one of our interns)

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Caroline Michot - on her last day of her TLD internship

Caroline and Julien are two french students who spent 10 weeks with the team at Top Left Design on a summer internship. 10 weeks have flown by! They have sadly left and will be truly missed by all of us at Top Left Design. In this blog post Caroline shares a little bit about her experience at TLD and the new things she learnt.

Here is what Caroline wrote

Here we are: 10 weeks have gone by, and it’s already the end. When I look at the pieces of paper which I wrote all of my tasks on each week, I think we can say that it’s been amazing. From tasks which took me several days to complete to some which only took me a few minutes, each week has been a new experience.

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Introducing the new Flutterfly Events website!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Recently we launched a website for another one of our lovely clients – Erika Unbehaun from Flutterfly Events. Erika is an American wedding planner in London who puts luxury, elegance and sophistication into everyday practice and wanted a website that reflects this. This project had an amazing turn around time – aided by some super speedy work from Erika with regards to getting content to us.

Flutterfly Events - Home

Along with being a lovely lady to work with, she also gave us a fantastic testimonial here at Top Left Design to share:

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TLD’s homage to Saint Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Top Left Design Facebook banner image for Saint Patrick's Day

Here is an illustration I did at the end of February for Top Left Design’s Facebook fan page. We used it for the  banner image on the page and you can see it in all it’s glory here. Keep a look out for more themed Facebook banner illustrations soon from the team here at Top Left Design.

Brighton weekend away and TLD come out to play!

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Brighton weekend away and the TLD team come out to play

Summer is officially over and the TLD team have been up to all kinds of outdoor shenanigans in 2010. We’ve jumped off 30 foot cliffs in Wales with the young people at Our Say Our Way and hugged trees at Go Ape. Our latest team building experience included a trip to Brighton for a bit more water action and quad biking. Want to hear more? Well here you go! (more…)

Who’s say was it anyway?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Team TLD is big into websites, big into team building exercises, and big into having fun.. so when an opportunity arises to combine all three it’s really a bit of a no-brainer!

A couple of weeks ago the whole team trekked off to Wales for a weekend to participate in our second Our Say Our Way Steering Group Residential, a project which is going along swimmingly! For those of you not familiar with the Our Say Our Way project, this a website we have just recently launched that will give Young People in the UK, involved in the Our Say Our Way project, a voice within their communities.

'Sea' excitement

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Golden Rules of Blogging

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Thinking of starting starting a blog? Maybe you already have a blog but aren’t 100% sure of those little dos and don’ts that somehow you’re just EXPECTED to know! Well, help is on the way! We like to think we’ve had a bit of experience with blogging, so we have come up with 3 Golden Rules to think about when taking a step into the wonderful world of blogging! (more…)

Fame Time! The hidden talents of the TLD team!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

We here at Top Left Design aren’t just a bunch of pretty faces that whip up marvellous websites, we all have other hidden talents too!

Michael

Take Michael, for example. He’s quite the music man – he plays guitar and drums, and has even had a go at piano (we’re still waiting for the demo though!)

Michael the music man

Tina

Tina is our resident juggler (excitement!) and on top of that a very talented Illustrator.
Tina Illustration

Tina also made a chicken out of a tea towel. To find out how, check out the step by step instructions on her blog!
Tina made a chicken out of a tea towel

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The trials and tribulations of PSP

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

A word

Public Speaking.
A term that can strike fear into the hearts of most people, myself included. One person who does not seem to share this view is Keren. She believes that Public Speaking is an essential skill and excels at it. Unlike the rest of us. Ask us to meet with a client, chat to each other, argue over who gets the coldest coke or biggest ice cream, no problem, but place us in front of a room full of people and we turn to gibbering wrecks (some of us more than others.. *note to self!)

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