Anna Richardson Taylor

German-British writer and editor specialising in design and digital media.

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In the new issue of Digital Arts, I explore how brands are showcasing the creative process in a range of innovative campaigns. It’s out now, and I will post link to online version as soon as that goes live next month.

Image: Dale Edwin Murray perfecting one of his illustrations for Ted Baker’s Ted’s Drawing Room live illustration day last March.

Profile: Tomás Alonso

Spanish designer Tomás Alonso needs his space. He shares a huge building in north London that affords him a sizable workshop area, a space that is integral to his design approach, since it enables him to test and tinker with every stage of the design process.

I spoke to him about his Offset table and his design approach of distilled simplicity for OnOffice magazine. 


Design graduates: Guide to success

Another, summer, another slew of graduate creatives is released onto the jobs market. This year’s newcomers are already clambering to stand out from their peers, to make it in design, illustration, animation and other creative industries - and to avoid the fate of the five-and-a-half million 15- to 24-year-olds currently without a job in the EU.

For Digital Arts’ ‘Graduates Issue’ I speak to some veteran creatives to compile the ultimate ‘guide to success’ for those looking to make it to the top rung of the creative industries’ ladder. 

It’s now online here

Reverting to type

In this feature for Digital Arts magazine, I speak to Strichpunkt’s Kirsten Dietz, Isreali type supremo Oded Ezer, Craig Ward and other genius type crafters. Take a look here

Picture: by Craig Ward

Pick Me Up: Claire Catterall

For London Calling, I spoke with Claire Catterall, director of exhibitions and learning at Somerset House, about the annual graphics arts and illustration fair Pick Me Up.

Picture Credit: Kevin Meredith

The Artist: costume designer Mark Bridges

I talked costumes and couture with costume designer Mark Bridges, who brought the 1920s and 30s to glorious life in award-winning film The Artist. Read it in German newspaper Die Welt.

Below is an English translation.

Picture: The lovely Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller in The Artist

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The new normal: Redefining retail

In this feature for Viewpoint magazine, I explore how the theatre of shopping has evolved.

For a PDF version of the article, click here

Round-up of products launched at Qubique for Icon magazine. 

Profile: Sebastian Scherer

Interview with Berlin-based designer Sebastian Scherer for Icon magazine’s January 2012 issue.

Picture: Sebastian Scherer by Frederike Seifert

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Let there be light

In this interview for Welt am Sonntag's Stil section, Paul Cocksedge talks about his latest installation, Bourrasque, and why Christmas lighting could do with some innovation.

Picture: Paul Cocksedge Studio’s Bourrasque installation for Lyon’s festival of light

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