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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. Jackson-bowly-athena-paginton-this-fan-girl-nike-itsnicethat-list Photography This Fan Girl and Jackson Bowley document today’s authentic female football fan
  2. Mother-london-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Mother Design's team pick out the books that keep them inspired
  3. Emma-roulette-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration From arachnologist to full-time creative: Emma Roulette tells us about her illustration work
  4. Shamma-buhazza-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Shamma Buhazza amalgamates the East and West to explore cultural identity
  5. Nina-carter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Nina Carter's characters "warp some of the tropes of what’s existing and normal"
  6. Migrant-journal-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication As Migrant Journal comes to an end, it will continue to remind us: migration is integral to our existence
  7. Jonathan-castro-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Jonathan Castro on how he's developed the emotional side of his graphic design practice
  8. A-change-of-kit-everpress-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration With 11 T-shirts, A Change of Kit aims to generate attention for the Women's World Cup
  9. Cat-taylor-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Cat Taylor on swapping textiles for 3D fashion design
  10. Gossamer-volume-three-publication-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Gossamer volume three takes a darker turn, exploring the theme of “night”
  11. Ziga-testen-studio-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Ziga Testen Studio creates work that is "bit boring but with just enough eccentricity to make it interesting"
  12. The-graduates-2019-portfolio-tips-list The Graduates 2019 Does the perfect portfolio exist? Top creatives and studios offer their advice
  13. Caroline-walker-art-itsnicethat-list Art Caroline Walker paints the unseen women of London's service industries
  14. Franck-bohbot-forever-young-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Relive the nostalgia of long summers in Franck Bohbot’s pastel photos of French waterparks
  15. Lily-kong-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration “I believe good work should be relatable”: Illustrator Lily Kong on combining humour and negative thoughts
  16. Kometa-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Christian Jánský on how he learned type design by “tinkering with technology”
  17. Seb-agresti-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Seb Agresti picks the books that taught him more than art school ever did
  18. Ben-clark-dogs-in-a-pile-graphic-design-publication-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Ben Clark tells us the story behind his zine of abstract works
  19. Rebecca-fertinel-ubuntu-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Experience the joy of the Congolese Belgian community in Rebecca Fertinel's photographs
  20. Cole-barash-stiya-publication-photography-itsnicethat-list Publication In Stiya, photographer Cole Barash compares a storm and the birth of his first child
  21. Heejae-kim-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer HeeJae Kim uses personal projects as an opportunity for “fun and growth”
  22. Raid-simon-sweeney-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Raid is a new publication that asks designers to imagine a game, and then design its logo
  23. Felipe-rocha-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “Every design project can be somehow political”: Felipe Rocha on his multifaceted portfolio
  24. Tess-smith-roberts-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet Tess Smith-Roberts, the illustration student who adds a "stupid little smiley" to every character
  25. Caricom-magazine-issue-2-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Caricom examines football and fan culture through the lens of the black experience
  26. Maylist_nologo Double Click Introducing Double Click – our new series rounding up the best of the digital design world
  27. Dustin-thierry-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Dustin Thierry empowers and represents those who've experienced social injustices
  28. Thomas-demand-in-conversation-art-photography-itsnicethat-list2 In Conversation “I’ve come to realise there’s humour in the work”: We sit down with artist Thomas Demand
  29. Crowns-and-owls-slowthai-skepta-inglorious-film-itsnicethat-5 Film Crowns & Owls on its video for Slowthai and Skepta's Brexit revenge track, Inglorious
  30. 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”
  31. Luke-and-nik-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photography duo Luke & Nik talk us through the inspirations for their analogue manipulation
  32. Janice-chang-illustration-itsnicethat-1 Illustration Illustrator Janice Chang uses humour and bendy limbs to tell personal stories
  33. 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
  34. Hey-joe-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hey Joe studio's founder Youl Joe uses ambiguity in his graphic design portfolio
  35. Grdn-the-montreal-allouettes-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Québec-based studio GRDN on its contemporary redesign of Montréal's football team
  36. Giseok-cho-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using flowers and colour, photographer Giseok Cho documents his generation of Koreans
  37. Laurie-avon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Laurie Avon is an illustrator utilising the power, persuasion and human qualities of print
  38. Hollie-fuller-illustrator-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet illustrator Hollie Fuller's characters, with their piggy eyes and protruding ears
  39. 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
  40. Jack-orton-whispering-blooms-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography In Whispering Blooms Jack Orton documents the eerie perfection of the town of Poundbury
  41. Team-thursday-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Team Thursday's Bookshelf is full of souvenirs, zines and exhibition catalogues
  42. Xiaopeng-yuan-television-magazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Xiaopeng Yuan reinterprets the Chinese fable, The Butterfly Lovers, in a series for Télévision magazine
  43. Stanleykubrick_list Film Stanley Kubrick's obsessiveness and the meticulous films it produced
  44. 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
  45. Castells-autobahn-film-itsnicethat-list Film Castells is a gripping short film about the Catalonian tradition of building human towers
  46. Ado-water-futures-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Water Futures: A/D/O exhibits leading design solutions to tackle the global water crisis
  47. Bauhaus-sascha-lobe-graphic-design-art-itsnicethat-list Printed Pages When Work Becomes Play: What We Can Learn from the Bauhaus 100 Years On
  48. Bryan-thomas-sunset-sunrise-topic-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bryan Thomas documents south Floridians memorialising loved ones lost to gun violence on T-shirts
  49. Katja-seib-art-itsnicethat-list Art Artist Katja Seib's surreal ongoing project is to paint the never-ending story in her head
  50. Rapha-custom-unmade-product-design-itsnicethat-4 Product Design Rapha launches customisation platform with insight into its design approach
  51. Liza-enebeis-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Eros and Playboy Braille edition feature among Liza Enebeis' Bookshelf
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. Louise-borinski-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Louise Borinski's practice focusses on symbols and their meanings
  55. Apartamento-arket-fashion-itsnicethat-4 Fashion Apartamento, Martin Fengel and Arket collaborate on a series of limited edition T-shirts
  56. Olivier-bucher-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Olivier Bucher utilises the power of combining static and moving images with sound and music
  57. Curtis-rayment-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Curtis Rayment communicates clearly by working with subtraction
  58. Aga-giecko-bauhaus-100-exhibition-illustration-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Aga Giecko tells us about her first solo exhibition, Bauhaus 100
  59. 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
  60. Alex-colly-the-moonface-and-the-spidermonkey-photgraphy-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using numerous scientific methods, photographer Alex Colley explores his relationship with his twin
  61. Dvtk-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital DVTK is a digital design studio that understands the architecture of a website
  62. 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
  63. Tom-johnson-entorse-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Tom Johnson photographs the basketball-playing monks of Dharamsala's Martyrs tournament
  64. The-face-relaunch-publication-itnicethat-list Publication The Face is relaunching and this is the team behind it
  65. Jackson-bowley-athena-paginton-colour-me-bad-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Jackson Bowley on how he exaggerates a subject's personality in his portraiture
  66. Ken-hollings-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Writer and educator Ken Hollings outlines the cheap paperbacks that were his earliest inspirations
  67. Diyala-muir-blue-hands-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Diyala Muir's animation Blue Hands mimics the surreal experience of grief
  68. Anna-katalin-lovrity-animation-illustration-itsnicethat-list Animation Animator and illustrator Anna Katalin Lovrity works with “brave and rough shapes”
  69. 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
  70. Nest-magazine-leeds-arts-university-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The 14th issue of Nest speaks to the myriad experiences of gender
  71. Cabeza-patata-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Cabeza Patata brings energy and vivacity to its portfolio of 2D and 3D illustrations
  72. 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
  73. Michal-solarski-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Photographer Michal Solarski replicates memories and experiences from his youth
  74. 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
  75. Feminist-library-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design The Feminist Library's new visual identity is inspired by its archive of protest banners
  76. Jan-klos-queens-at-home-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Queens at Home by photographer Jan Klos blurs the realities and fantasies of drag
  77. Adam-ridgeway-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Adam Ridgeway showcases restraint in his considered graphic design portfolio
  78. Jiri-mocek-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Jiri Mocek continues to produce inventive and expressive posters
  79. Elizabeth-bick-every-god-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Elizabeth Bick photographs the drama of The Pantheon every year on 21 June
  80. 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