Big thank you to my friends at Uscreates for sponsoring this week's RSS feed. Uscreates is one of the UK’s most established and respected social service design agencies and they are on the hunt for (Mid-Senior-Principal) Consultants with expertise in service design.
People of the world I present to you… Letter Love Shop! What started off as a special piece of art I created for Atlas’ nursery has turned into something bigger. Chris and I have built a little shop where you can choose an individual letter or a child’s name where each letter is made up of hand drawn animals and nature. These make beautiful gifts that can turn nurseries into magical, educational places! We made this over the twelve extra days Atlas kept us waiting so we’re open to feedback! I’m delighted to have an excuse to be drawing again. Oh, and 15% off for our first 10 customers so spread the word and tell your friends.
Imriel Morgan is the CEO of the ShoutOut Network the UK's diverse podcast network. Imriel also hosts the Wanna Be Podcast. When she's not planning events or recording, she is a freelance writer, content marketer and brand strategist. Imriel is passionate about helping high-achievers reach their goals. I first met Immi at SheSays Brighton where we were both speakers. I sat in the audience and listened to this talk (video below) and I was struck by Immi's humble attitude and impressive record. Here's what she has to say...
Marina Terteryan is a Service Designer + Design Thinking Ambassador at The Why Lab and co-founder of Good Projects. She is the founder and Host of Why Service Design Thinking Podcast. I'd heard great things about Marina and her podcast from dear friends so I was really pleased we finally managed to meet up in person when Marina was on this side of the world. You can listen to Marina's interview with me here where we talk about all things #upfront and confidence.
"You just set out to make as much money as possible, because we don't get taken seriously until we get taken seriously financially. Also, when you’re a woman and you make an absolute goddamn fucking shit ton of money, you can then fund other women. You can donate to other women. You can support other women. In a tech landscape where female founders get 5% of all venture capital and 95% goes to men, we need to create our own financial ecosystem to lift women up."