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Lifelong Learners: Cristina Cazacu

Cristina is a Bucharest based art director and illustrator. She’s been working in advertising for several years and when the job hours are over she goes home and puts on the freelancer cape. She has worked with big brands, like Martini and Philip Morris International, but also for magazines, non-profit organisations and small start-ups. Chris is…

Lifelong learners: Laura Blackwell

Meet Laura. She is a creative textile designer based in Leeds who studied textiles at A-level, went on to art college to do a foundation, then studied textile design (specialising in knit) at Huddersfield.  I’ve had a few weird jobs since then. I designed socks in my gap year, travelled to South Africa and designed…

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Lifelong learners: Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston is among those people I don’t personally know, but I find her terribly interesting and inspiring. The first time I discovered her was through Hack Circus, a peculiar and mesmerizing magazine, in the sense that I haven’t read something like it before and I was completely hooked from the first pages. In her…

Alexander Glonin

Lifelong learners: Alexander Glonin

  The first time I met Sasha I learnt he was a Russian living in Romania and that’s all I bothered to remember. After that we bumped into each other a few times, chit chatted about this and that, mostly out of politeness, and that was it as far as I was concerned. But several…