Welcome to Optimism

Marc Lewis on finding your purpose

This morning, we heard from the wonderful Marc Lewis, Dean at the School of Communication Arts, as part of our W+Ked speakers programme.

Following World Mental Health Day earlier this month, Marc visited the agency to share his thoughts and learnings on living in flow, finding your purpose and the importance of mindfulness. Touching on his own experience, Marc also discussed the daily tools we can to help us live in the present, including limiting technology and guided reflection. He also threw in an anecdote of how he brought sex lines back to South Africa, for good measure.

Marc left us with this: “When you love what you do; people will love what you do too.”

The Book of Failures

Last year, W+K London designers Freddy, Kelly and Simon hosted a workshop and talk on the W+K ethos “fail harder”, as part of Graphic Design Festival Scotland.

Over two days, the team showcased a rapid, fear-free way of thinking and demonstrated how failing can push your work into untried and unexpected outcomes. The guys experimented, failed hard and resolved 30 impossible tasks ranging from ‘creating a new colour’ to ‘solving loneliness’.

The Book of Failures documents the events of the workshop. If you pop into our Hanbury Street reception in the next few weeks, make sure you take a look.