Studio Day is a biannual event where the whole team comes together to reflect on the last six months, share news, celebrate project launches, learn skills, and look forward to the future.
On Studio Day 10, after two years of Covid lockdowns, travel restrictions, and remote / hybrid working we were able at last to be together in person.
Marie joined us from Belgium, Maria made it over from Portugal, and Gareth traveled from the depths of Saffron Walden! Unfortunately, Isaac couldn’t join us, but he was able to preside over proceedings via Zoom.
We had a series of brilliant lightning talks from Nicki, Claire, Sean, Alan, Julia, and Marie. The talks covered topics as diverse as accessibility testing tools for developers, communicating using radical candour, an introduction to Semrush, why content design is never obvious, and tips for designing better PowerPoint presentations (something for our clients to look forward to!).
Project Manager Fran reminded the team of the impact our work is having in the real world. The Ukrainian translation of the Humanitarian Hands on Tool was launched in April 2022 and is being used to support disabled people who have been displaced during the war.
Not all the talks were about digital. In fact, Creative Director Ian’s talk came from his alter ego Ned Bright. Ned is a 14th-century potter from Kentwell Hall. Ned reminded us about the benefits of switching off our computers, and of holding things in our hands, creating, and connecting with the real world.
Simon celebrated ten years of working with Emma and looked back at some of the highlights of her time with the agency.
And this celebration continued into the evening at the Tivoli for drinks, dinner, and crazy golf.