In the last of our catch-ups with The Graduates 2011, we check-in with Bruce Usher, a fully-fledged designer in London’s Inventory studio, and Scott Taylor who has embraced his inner filmmaker to great effect.
Shortly after being chosen as one of It’s Nice That’s graduates for 2011, I started working at Inventory Studio where (very happily) I’ve been since. This has involved most of my time being spent working on nice, well-considered design. Inevitably, there has had to be somewhere for my less considered ideas to come out. The image above is from one of a pile of sketchbooks worth of puns, reminding me to try and spend more time doing less.
I’ve recently put a backwards-moving clock behind my desk, encouraging me to think differently about how I use my day. If this works, the next 12 months will involve more collaboration, more ideas, more time making things and less time sat in front of a screen.
The Graduates 2011: Bruce Usher
You’d probably think from the image I’ve spent my last year screen printing. You’d be wrong. Since graduating I’ve had a mixed year of making a films for brands like 1ina100 and SCP, while at the same time starting out on a career in advertising with my creative partner who I have probably spent more time with than any other person this past year.
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