I edited a report for City, University of London

Most of the work I do is confidential, so it's always nice to be involved with something public. It's so satisfying to see it's final iteration. Such lovely design work by Fabrik Brands too. mpc...

Words I love and words I love to hate (and why)

No need for a lengthy intro here. Let's get started. 1. Why I hate the word: Facilitate If you ever use this word, stop and think to yourself, 'what's wrong with help?' Helping something along is just the same as facilitating it. Help is a nice, simple word that even...

Hurrah, it’s 2017

Hurrah, it’s 2017

I've started the new year, as I always do, with a four-step process: 1. Calculate my tax bill 2. Cry myself to sleep 3. Wake up and think about how a big tax bill means it's been a good year, so I shouldn't be too down about it So here's hoping my tax bill next year...

I’ve had a stinkin’ cold all week

And I'm thoroughly miffed about it. I'm not taking days off, mind. Speak to me on the phone and I'll be the same a ray of sunshine as always. But here, in the office/home, it's been a grim week. I just poured myself a glass of water and put it down next to the couch....

Time for a weekend shift

Is it a bit wrong that I quite enjoy working over the weekend? Workaholic? mpc

Been crazy busy lately

And not just with work – Birthdays too. About 80% of the birthdays in my family fall within two months in late summer. Luckily, having a creative mind makes it much easier to think of gift ideas. mpc

I may take the MacBook out into the garden today

I'm working with the lovely folks at The Writer today.  I can only imagine how hot it must be up there in the capital. At least I've got a nice sea breeze here. Oh and I've got a new blog up at Popup Weddings: Inspiration for your wedding speech – are you looking but...

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Matt somehow manages to combine an impressive eye for the technical details with a bucketload of creativity. But what really impresses is his ideas and research skills.
— Jude Collins, Former Project Manager at The Writer, London