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Ruby Boddington

One of our staff writers, Ruby initially joined the It’s Nice That team as an editorial assistant in September 2017 after graduating from the Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. She has a particular interest in graphic design, photography, code and emerging technologies. Contact her about any of the above or with any suggestions for our biweekly Bookshelf feature.

  1. Fons-hickmann-raul-kokott-albert-magazine-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication Albert magazine's analytical yet colourful design proves how “knowledge can also have sex appeal”
  2. Luke-and-nik-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photography duo Luke & Nik talk us through the inspirations for their analogue manipulation
  3. Janice-chang-illustration-itsnicethat-1 Illustration Illustrator Janice Chang uses humour and bendy limbs to tell personal stories
  4. Hfg-karlsruhe-questions-looking-for-answers-in-middle-of-somewhere-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-7 Publication Questions? by the students of HfG Karlsruhe provides insight into contemporary design paradigms
  5. Hey-joe-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hey Joe studio's founder Youl Joe uses ambiguity in his graphic design portfolio
  6. Grdn-the-montreal-allouettes-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Québec-based studio GRDN on its contemporary redesign of Montréal's football team
  7. Giseok-cho-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using flowers and colour, photographer Giseok Cho documents his generation of Koreans
  8. Laurie-avon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Laurie Avon is an illustrator utilising the power, persuasion and human qualities of print
  9. Hollie-fuller-illustrator-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet illustrator Hollie Fuller's characters, with their piggy eyes and protruding ears
  10. Ljudje-bio-26-identity-graphic-design-itsnicethat-9 Graphic Design Slovenian design studio Ljudje on how it turned the information crisis into a visual identity
  11. Jack-orton-whispering-blooms-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography In Whispering Blooms Jack Orton documents the eerie perfection of the town of Poundbury
  12. Team-thursday-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Team Thursday's Bookshelf is full of souvenirs, zines and exhibition catalogues
  13. Xiaopeng-yuan-television-magazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Xiaopeng Yuan reinterprets the Chinese fable, The Butterfly Lovers, in a series for Télévision magazine
  14. Stanleykubrick_list Film Stanley Kubrick's obsessiveness and the meticulous films it produced
  15. The-face-stuart-brumfitt-mirko-borsche-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication “The time just feels right”: Stuart Brumfitt and Mirko Borsche, editor and designer of The Face, on its relaunch
  16. Castells-autobahn-film-itsnicethat-list Film Castells is a gripping short film about the Catalonian tradition of building human towers
  17. Ado-water-futures-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Water Futures: A/D/O exhibits leading design solutions to tackle the global water crisis
  18. Bauhaus-sascha-lobe-graphic-design-art-itsnicethat-list Printed Pages When Work Becomes Play: What We Can Learn from the Bauhaus 100 Years On
  19. Bryan-thomas-sunset-sunrise-topic-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bryan Thomas documents south Floridians memorialising loved ones lost to gun violence on T-shirts
  20. Katja-seib-art-itsnicethat-list Art Artist Katja Seib's surreal ongoing project is to paint the never-ending story in her head
  21. Rapha-custom-unmade-product-design-itsnicethat-4 Product Design Rapha launches customisation platform with insight into its design approach
  22. Liza-enebeis-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Eros and Playboy Braille edition feature among Liza Enebeis' Bookshelf
  23. Jurgen-maelfeyt-6-56-art-paper-editions-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Art direction, exhibition or editorial design: you name it, Jurgen Maelfeyt has done it
  24. Kathryn-harrison-half-in-two-blue-stained-walls-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Kathryn Harrison's dual series intimately tell the story of her mother's illness and her brother's addiction
  25. Louise-borinski-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Louise Borinski's practice focusses on symbols and their meanings
  26. Apartamento-arket-fashion-itsnicethat-4 Fashion Apartamento, Martin Fengel and Arket collaborate on a series of limited edition T-shirts
  27. Olivier-bucher-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Olivier Bucher utilises the power of combining static and moving images with sound and music
  28. Curtis-rayment-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Curtis Rayment communicates clearly by working with subtraction
  29. Aga-giecko-bauhaus-100-exhibition-illustration-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Aga Giecko tells us about her first solo exhibition, Bauhaus 100
  30. Zak-group-group-object-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Zak Group launches Group Object, a publishing house collaborating with Anne Imhof, Paco Robanne and more
  31. Alex-colly-the-moonface-and-the-spidermonkey-photgraphy-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using numerous scientific methods, photographer Alex Colley explores his relationship with his twin
  32. Dvtk-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital DVTK is a digital design studio that understands the architecture of a website
  33. Nicolas-menard-corona-nexus-studios-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation A look behind the scenes at the making of Nicolas Ménard's stop-motion ad for Corona
  34. Tom-johnson-entorse-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Tom Johnson photographs the basketball-playing monks of Dharamsala's Martyrs tournament
  35. The-face-relaunch-publication-itnicethat-list Publication The Face is relaunching and this is the team behind it
  36. Jackson-bowley-athena-paginton-colour-me-bad-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Jackson Bowley on how he exaggerates a subject's personality in his portraiture
  37. Ken-hollings-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Writer and educator Ken Hollings outlines the cheap paperbacks that were his earliest inspirations
  38. Diyala-muir-blue-hands-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Diyala Muir's animation Blue Hands mimics the surreal experience of grief
  39. Anna-katalin-lovrity-animation-illustration-itsnicethat-list Animation Animator and illustrator Anna Katalin Lovrity works with “brave and rough shapes”
  40. Erik-brandt-mark-gowing-ficciones-typografika-1642-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Erik Brandt releases his final Ficciones Typografika as a book documenting the project’s entirety
  41. Nest-magazine-leeds-arts-university-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The 14th issue of Nest speaks to the myriad experiences of gender
  42. Cabeza-patata-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Cabeza Patata brings energy and vivacity to its portfolio of 2D and 3D illustrations
  43. Lars-hogstrom-graphic-design-list-alt Graphic Design Lars Högström's typographic choices are inspired by the hip-hop cassettes of the 90s and 00s
  44. Michal-solarski-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Photographer Michal Solarski replicates memories and experiences from his youth
  45. Nikita-teryoshin-ahoi-from-zhuhai-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Nikita Teryoshin's Ahoi from Zhuhai mirrors the confusion and joy of visiting a new country
  46. Feminist-library-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design The Feminist Library's new visual identity is inspired by its archive of protest banners
  47. Jan-klos-queens-at-home-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Queens at Home by photographer Jan Klos blurs the realities and fantasies of drag
  48. Adam-ridgeway-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Adam Ridgeway showcases restraint in his considered graphic design portfolio
  49. Jiri-mocek-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Jiri Mocek continues to produce inventive and expressive posters
  50. Elizabeth-bick-every-god-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Elizabeth Bick photographs the drama of The Pantheon every year on 21 June
  51. Studio-lowrie-ing-essays-on-the-blurred-edges-of-the-built-environment-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication Studio Lowrie's design of essays on the built environment is playful, serious and intellectual
  52. Keith-rankin-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Keith Rankin mixes realism with “otherworldly fantasy or horror” in his illustrations
  53. Jahn-koutrios-graphic-design-itsnicethat-lisalt Graphic Design Jahn Koutrios' designs are inspired by the “bold self-drawn letters” of graffiti
  54. Jamie-wolfe-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Jamie Wolfe's Bookshelf focusses on the process and thinking behind filmmaking
  55. Ryan-duffin-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Ryan Duffin embraces the quirks of his subjects and the outtakes of life
  56. Raman-djafari-vacationer-magnetism-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Raman Djafari's latest animation visualises the sensation of falling in love
  57. Migrate-art-auction-art-itsnicethat-05 Art Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Deller, Rachel Whiteread and others auction off work for charity, Migrate Art
  58. Ewoudt-boonstra-the-afsluitdijk-film-itsnicethat-list Film With (mostly false) tennis-related Easter eggs, Ewoudt Boonstra tells the tale of the Afsluitdijk
  59. Hannah-buckman-illustration-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Hannah Buckman creates “feelings of self-acceptance and belonging” in her illustrations
  60. Cristina-banban-art-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Cristina BanBan combines anime and neoclassicism in her depictions of the female figure
  61. Iwd_whatsapp_list-img International Women's Day Natasha Jen, Liza Enebeis, Rachel Dalton and Hezin O discuss the state of graphic design – over WhatsApp
  62. Sawako-kabuki-takoyaki-story-animation-international-womens-day-itsnicethat-1 International Women's Day Sawako Kabuki's latest nonsensical animation tells the tale of one girl addicted to octopus balls
  63. Divino-nino-camilo-medina-thami-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation The animated video for Divino Niño's latest single is a morphing journey through colour
  64. Catalogue-studio-website-update-digital-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Digital Catalogue studio explains why websites are still important in the Instagram portfolio age
  65. Philotheus-nitsch-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Get to know the compelling and confusing work of photographer Philotheus Nisch
  66. Kellybeeman-art-itsnicethat-list Art Kelly Beeman's peculiar paintings are “windows inside of some distant place”
  67. Ryanharding-oldpeopleinparks-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Ryan's Harding series Old People in Parks is as heartwarming as it sounds
  68. Miguel-brusch-the-black-pool-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography German photographer Miguel Brusch documents Blackpool like you've never seen it before
  69. Next-eleven-paper-giacomo-bastianelli-graphic-design-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Next Eleven Paper explores how we can consume digital and analogue music simultaneously
  70. Salvatore-di-gregorio-san-berillo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Salvatore Di Gregorio documents diversity and colour in Sicily's red light district
  71. Its-freezing-in-la-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication It's Freezing in LA!: A new independent publication tackling climate change
  72. Never-now-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Never Now's graphic design projects are fun, they make sense, and they look great too
  73. Fantastic-man-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf The Fantastic Man team gives us a run-down of its favourite books
  74. Ruangrupa-documenta-15-art-itsnicethat-list Art For its 15th edition, an Asian art collective will curate Documenta for first time ever
  75. Zoo-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Content, concepts and collaborations form the basis of design studio Zoo's projects
  76. Int-otw-yukomohri-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 What does gravity look like? Artist Yuko Mohri’s installations make the intangible visible
  77. Int-otw-jacobwise-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 Jacob Wise on legibility, expressive typography and referencing in graphic design
  78. Int-otw-gossamer-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 Funny, thoughtful and educational, Gossamer is about much more than just cannabis
  79. Ignasi-monreal-art-itsnicethat-list Art Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal firmly places classical painting in the now
  80. Tim-schutsky-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Tim Schutsky turns snow globes and scuffed-up trainers into scenes worth a second glance