Arts & Design

Inspiration and Expression from Anywhere & Everywhere

"Design is thinking made visual." - Saul Bass

Design permeates every single aspect of my life. It is a deep passion of mine, fuelling most of what I do on a daily basis, both in my everyday work as well as my home life.

I am fortunate enough to make a living as a multi-disciplinary designer, working on projects as diverse as branding and graphic design through to interior and shop designs. For me, design is the process of searching for the perfect harmony between function and form, and the reward comes in the joy of achieving that goal.

In my spare time (what little of it there is) I enjoy various arts and crafts, from painting and photography, to theatrical and musical entertainment. The arts are very dear to me indeed.

These articles will vary from sharing insights into my professional design work, stories of the projects in my home life, and discussions around other design works and concepts that I encounter along the way.

A Trip to Vietnam – via Bristol!

Taking an audience on an emotional journey back to 1970’s Vietnam is no easy feat, but the phenomenal production of Miss Saigon currently on tour in the UK transports us there in the most thoroughly enchanting way. In eager anticipation for the show’s arrival at the...

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TR2: Where it all Begins

As a Christmas treat, the fresh TRP Bloggers were taken on a tour of the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Production and Learning Centre, TR2. With a wander through the rehearsal spaces and a sneaky look around the costume and scenery workshops, it was a fantastic way to...

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Fantastic Clothes and Where Do I Find Them!?

We'd been putting it off for quite some time, as we are both great fans of the Harry Potter books and movies. My wife is encyclopaedic in her obsession with the books, having spent more of her formative years in Hogwarts than in the real world. Her knowledge of the...

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Doodling All Day

“Mister Rivenberg! Will you please stop doodling and do some work! You’ll never get anywhere in life if you just sit there drawing all day!” My teachers always told me off for doodling. My workbooks would be littered with seemingly random scribbles of off-topic...

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