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designers fiesta

On the 28th of September, 2012, JP and I (pictured below) went to spend a day learning new skills and trends at The Designer’s Fiesta – a “celebration of design and digital”, brought to London by the UK’s leading Adobe Authorised Training Centre – Academy Class. We went check out the latest trends in design and development and to hone our skills. Keren asked us to blog about it, and thought interview style would be the way to go. Read her Qs and our As below!

TLD at The Expendables 2 Premier and VIP After Party

Red carpet, Movie premier, Hollywood celebrities, VIP after parties and champagne!

Monday 13th August was the UK premier of the star stacked film – The Expendables 2.

After a day of hard work, the office was transformed into a hair and make-up studio with everyone preparing for the exciting night out.
It was an exciting and surreal experience walking down the red carpet knowing some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and of course Keren Lerner’s talented father Avi Lerner, who produced the film.

There were a lot of big smiles and photos taken, blinded by the fluffy aura of the red carpet and camera flashes. Some of us were even asked for autographs!

The movie was excellent, and is out in theatres worldwide now – be sure to go see it!



Amy’s annual visit prompted a team building bowling trip to All Star Lanes

On  the eve of Tuesday the 24th of July 2012, the whole of Top Left Design – including Amy who normally works for us from South Africa – attended one of our legendary team building events – bowling at All Star Lanes in Bayswater. We brought a few friends along too. For those who don’t know, Amy lives in South Africa but works full time for Top Left Design. We bring Amy here every year to enjoy some of her company in the London office – and we try and arrange lots of fun things and do at least one big team building night out – so it’s not all work work work!

Our night started off with two team members (who shall remain  unnamed) forgetting their wallets – only realising after we had all as a big group arrived at Tottenham Court Road tube station. They had to turn back, promising to reunite with us soon.

The rest of us clambered onto the tube, heading for All Star Lanes in Bayswater. After a few checks for directions on Google Maps, we found our way, and luckily our two wallet forgetters joined us later.

After a couple of cold drinks and a yummy ‘American diner’ style meal, we slipped into our bowling attire, and the bowling banter began!

We took over two bowling lanes and with a few egos boasting their intentions of humiliating the rest with their Fred Flintstone bowling skills, the games got underway.
Everyone had a great time and plenty of laughs. We were joined by a few “Friends of TLD” who you may or may not recognise in the pictures.