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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. Jade-palace-yat-pit-publication-itsnicethat-1list Publication Ugly beauty and challenging established norms feature in Jade Palace's collaboration with Yat Pit
  2. Response-and-responsibility-grafik_program-shame-plane-digital-itsnicethat-1 Response and Responsibility Shame Plane confronts our continued involvement in climate-destroying activities
  3. Double-click-july-2019-digital-itsnicethat-list Double Click Simple, experimental and sophisticated websites all feature in Double Click July
  4. Anshika-khullar-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Anshika Khullar creates snapshots of the lives of underrepresented people
  5. In-conversation-holly-herndon-digital-itsnicethat-list In Conversation “AI felt like the next frontier”: Holly Herndon in conversation with It’s Nice That
  6. Clifford-jago-and-the-sunflower-children-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Clifford Jago returns with a bizarre, confusing but altogether joyful trip through Ukraine
  7. Marco-land-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Impressive technical ability and humour combine in Marco Land's portfolio of websites and apps
  8. Marcus-armitage-that-yorkshire-sound-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Marcus Armitages' animation celebrates Yorkshire's colours and landscapes
  9. Prix-pictet-hope-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Prix Pictet, the award harnessing photography to highlight environmental issues, announces its shortlist
  10. Nikita-teryoshin-grannies-strike-back-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography A chat with Nikita Teryoshin about his time spent with the Boxing Grannies of Johannesburg
  11. Studio-moniker-do-not-draw-a-penis-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Studio Moniker's latest project encourages you to draw as many penises as possible
  12. Chris-hoare-i'll-be-here-with-a-smile-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Chris Hoare documents one street and the rapid changes it’s undergone
  13. Anna-ridler-digital-art-itsnicethat-2 Digital Anna Ridler uses AI to turn 10,000 tulips into a video controlled by bitcoin
  14. Marie-ducrocq-graphic-design-itsnicethat-7 Graphic Design Graphic designer Marie Ducrocq's future-facing aesthetics are supported by thorough research
  15. Tom-guilmard-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sport, depression and Milton Keynes remain steadfast themes in illustrator Tom Guilmard's work
  16. Antonia-terhedebrugge-mado-klumper-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Antonia Terhedebrügge and Mado Klümper’s identity for Sehsüchte Festival combines “soft forms and edgy lines”
  17. Womens-world-cup-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration A “minute-by-minute” illustrated guide to the 2019 Women's World Cup: The semifinals and the final!
  18. Holly-st-clair-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Holly St Clair uses the rhythm of a joke in her portfolio of sculptures, textiles and prints
  19. Alice-franchetti-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design For Alice Franchetti, graphic design is the sweet spot where maths and intuition meet
  20. Elaine-song-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration “Nothing should stand still”: Elaine Song on her dynamic, abstract illustrations
  21. Marco-kesseler-rocket-war-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Marco Kesseler documents an annual tradition that sees two churches battling with 100,000 rockets
  22. Jacob-pardoe-afyx-new-genres-lecture-series-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Jacob Pardoe on collaborating with a neural network and the surprises it produces
  23. Double-click-june-2019-digital-itsnicethat-list2 Double Click June's Double Click features real-time user interaction, infinite scrolls and lo-fi aesthetics
  24. Philotheus-nisch-die-epilog-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Office supplies sweat, struggle and stress in Philotheus Nisch’s recent series for Die Epilog
  25. Jackson-bowly-athena-paginton-this-fan-girl-nike-itsnicethat-list Photography This Fan Girl and Jackson Bowley document today’s authentic female football fan
  26. Mother-london-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Mother Design's team pick out the books that keep them inspired
  27. Emma-roulette-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration From arachnologist to full-time creative: Emma Roulette tells us about her illustration work
  28. Shamma-buhazza-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Shamma Buhazza amalgamates the East and West to explore cultural identity
  29. Nina-carter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Nina Carter's characters "warp some of the tropes of what’s existing and normal"
  30. 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
  31. Jonathan-castro-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Jonathan Castro on how he's developed the emotional side of his graphic design practice
  32. 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
  33. Cat-taylor-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Cat Taylor on swapping textiles for 3D fashion design
  34. Gossamer-volume-three-publication-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Gossamer volume three takes a darker turn, exploring the theme of “night”
  35. 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"
  36. The-graduates-2019-portfolio-tips-list The Graduates 2019 Does the perfect portfolio exist? Top creatives and studios offer their advice
  37. Caroline-walker-art-itsnicethat-list Art Caroline Walker paints the unseen women of London's service industries
  38. Franck-bohbot-forever-young-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Relive the nostalgia of long summers in Franck Bohbot’s pastel photos of French waterparks
  39. Lily-kong-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration “I believe good work should be relatable”: Illustrator Lily Kong on combining humour and negative thoughts
  40. Kometa-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Christian Jánský on how he learned type design by “tinkering with technology”
  41. Seb-agresti-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Seb Agresti picks the books that taught him more than art school ever did
  42. 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
  43. Rebecca-fertinel-ubuntu-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Experience the joy of the Congolese Belgian community in Rebecca Fertinel's photographs
  44. Cole-barash-stiya-publication-photography-itsnicethat-list Publication In Stiya, photographer Cole Barash compares a storm and the birth of his first child
  45. Heejae-kim-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer HeeJae Kim uses personal projects as an opportunity for “fun and growth”
  46. Raid-simon-sweeney-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Raid is a new publication that asks designers to imagine a game, and then design its logo
  47. Felipe-rocha-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “Every design project can be somehow political”: Felipe Rocha on his multifaceted portfolio
  48. Tess-smith-roberts-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet Tess Smith-Roberts, the illustration student who adds a "stupid little smiley" to every character
  49. Caricom-magazine-issue-2-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Caricom examines football and fan culture through the lens of the black experience
  50. Maylist_nologo Double Click Introducing Double Click – our new series rounding up the best of the digital design world
  51. Dustin-thierry-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Dustin Thierry empowers and represents those who've experienced social injustices
  52. 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
  53. Crowns-and-owls-slowthai-skepta-inglorious-film-itsnicethat-5 Film Crowns & Owls on its video for Slowthai and Skepta's Brexit revenge track, Inglorious
  54. 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”
  55. Luke-and-nik-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photography duo Luke & Nik talk us through the inspirations for their analogue manipulation
  56. Janice-chang-illustration-itsnicethat-1 Illustration Illustrator Janice Chang uses humour and bendy limbs to tell personal stories
  57. 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
  58. Hey-joe-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hey Joe studio's founder Youl Joe uses ambiguity in his graphic design portfolio
  59. Grdn-the-montreal-allouettes-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Québec-based studio GRDN on its contemporary redesign of Montréal's football team
  60. Giseok-cho-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using flowers and colour, photographer Giseok Cho documents his generation of Koreans
  61. Laurie-avon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Laurie Avon is an illustrator utilising the power, persuasion and human qualities of print
  62. Hollie-fuller-illustrator-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet illustrator Hollie Fuller's characters, with their piggy eyes and protruding ears
  63. 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
  64. Jack-orton-whispering-blooms-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography In Whispering Blooms Jack Orton documents the eerie perfection of the town of Poundbury
  65. Team-thursday-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Team Thursday's Bookshelf is full of souvenirs, zines and exhibition catalogues
  66. Xiaopeng-yuan-television-magazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Xiaopeng Yuan reinterprets the Chinese fable, The Butterfly Lovers, in a series for Télévision magazine
  67. Stanleykubrick_list Film Stanley Kubrick's obsessiveness and the meticulous films it produced
  68. 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
  69. Castells-autobahn-film-itsnicethat-list Film Castells is a gripping short film about the Catalonian tradition of building human towers
  70. Ado-water-futures-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Water Futures: A/D/O exhibits leading design solutions to tackle the global water crisis
  71. Bauhaus-sascha-lobe-graphic-design-art-itsnicethat-list Printed Pages When Work Becomes Play: What We Can Learn from the Bauhaus 100 Years On
  72. Bryan-thomas-sunset-sunrise-topic-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bryan Thomas documents south Floridians memorialising loved ones lost to gun violence on T-shirts
  73. Katja-seib-art-itsnicethat-list Art Artist Katja Seib's surreal ongoing project is to paint the never-ending story in her head
  74. Rapha-custom-unmade-product-design-itsnicethat-4 Product Design Rapha launches customisation platform with insight into its design approach
  75. Liza-enebeis-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Eros and Playboy Braille edition feature among Liza Enebeis' Bookshelf
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. Louise-borinski-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Louise Borinski's practice focusses on symbols and their meanings
  79. Apartamento-arket-fashion-itsnicethat-4 Fashion Apartamento, Martin Fengel and Arket collaborate on a series of limited edition T-shirts
  80. Olivier-bucher-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Olivier Bucher utilises the power of combining static and moving images with sound and music