Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated September 2013
There are a number of questions that arise more than most, some would call them quite frequent, hence the introduction of our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page. We will update as and when…
How did It’s Nice That start?
It’s Nice That was founded in 2007 by Will Hudson while he was a student at the University of Brighton. Originally it was a good way for him to keep track of creatives whose work he liked but the site continued to grow and in 20?09 Alex Bec joined as co-director. While the site continued to attract more and more readers and launched both a magazine and an events programme, the pair also started taking on commercial design work which led to the establishment of our sister company INT Works in 2012. It’s Nice That now employs seven full-time staff at its office in Shoreditch, east London.
What is the overall goal of It’s Nice That?
It’s Nice That exists to champion creativity across the art and design world. We are passionate about showcasing exciting and engaging creative work across a host of disciplines including but not limited to art, graphic design, photography, illustration, film, product design, fashion, digital design and anything else that takes our fancy. We are also dedicated to meritocracy and strive to highlight both up-and-coming talents and established names alongside each other.
How do you decide what goes on the site? How can I submit my work for consideration for the site?
There’s not really a checklist we go through at our regular editorial meetings but all work should support the broad principles explained above. Beyond that we really like work that is original – either in idea or execution – great looking, surprising or which fulfils its brief really successfully.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and although we can’t respond to every email we get, we promise that everything does get read and considered for publication.
Do you offer internships or work experience? Do you accept pitches from freelancers?
At the moment we do not run an internship programme after a review of our policies in 2012. However we are always keen to hear from people who are enthusiastic, passionate about art and design, professional and who can show a real dedication to writing through previous experience, a blog etc. Unfortunately due to our lack of studio space we are unable to offer work experience placements and we don’t currently commission freelance writers.
Why did you start a magazine? How does the magazine differ from the website?
The magazine is about depth and discovery, about digging deeper than we do online and presenting what we find in a really beautiful, picture-led, tangible format.
The first issue of the magazine published in 2009 was really a way to document some of our favourite things from the site over a set period of time but over the next eight issues its ambition grew to include interviews with big names like Milton Glaser, George Lois and Paula Scher plus features and specially-commissioned artwork. The magazine relaunched in March 2013 as Printed Pages. You can find out more about the magazine on our dedicated Printed Pages website.
What events do you run?
Over the past few years It’s Nice That has run a whole host of events ranging from talks and workshops to film screenings and conferences. Our two flagship events are Here, a creative symposium held in the summer, and Nicer Tuesdays, a monthly talks evening looking at great creative work in a more informal context.
How can I keep up-to-date with what It’s Nice That is doing?
Great question! You can sign up to our newsletter via the homepage which not only delivers a weekly selection of the most popular articles on the site but also gives you a heads-up for ticket sales for our events and pre-order for our publications. You can also follow us on Twitter @itsnicethat or find us on Facebook.