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Freedom Sucks

Jamie Ellul

Founder of Supple Studio

Yee Poon

Designer & Illustrator at Supple Studio

Is creative freedom the worst thing a client can offer you? We think so. If a client says to us ‘just do your thing’, or even worse ‘do some cool shit’, we freak out. Too much freedom means we drown in endless options and avenues to pursue. In short we just don’t know where to start. Freedom suits artists; constraints suit designers.

We much prefer a tight brief. A problem to solve. A set of parameters to work within. A tight deadline. An even tighter budget. All of these things focus the mind and inevitably lead to us creating our best work. We’ll share projects that benefited from such constraints and lead us to some of our most interesting solutions. Lifting the lid on our process and some self-initiated personal projects that inform our day jobs too.

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graphic District Partner
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BCU Parkside P350

graphic District

Birmingham City University – Parkside Building,
Cardigan Street,
Birmingham, UK

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