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Proposed brand and website for organic cotton baby clothes online retailer. Attention to detail but childlike essence for quality-orientated shoppers.

New brand and promotion for an organic bakery, UK. Fresh, home-baked and tasty look.

NCC Colourway Fresh3

NCC – photography

What we do – make delicious cakes, muffins, slices and cupcakes using the highest quality organic ingredients. And - we have a range of gluten free cakes that taste delicious too.

Also - if you’re looking for something a bit special, why not try our pretty cupcakes, made with all natural ingredients and food colouring. What we don’t do - use preservatives, gm foods or hydrogenated vegetable oils. Basically, we make cakes that you can feel good about.


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Irish architect’s portfolio and brand identity.

Brand, packaging, illustration and web development for UK tool supplier. Communicating quality for the construction industry.

September 2010

Stonetools Catalogue 2010/11 CD Option 6a Suppliers of high quality tools to the stone industry

Office Tel 01892 519290 8am–5.30 pm Mon–Fri Fax 01892 511233 Unit 8 Kingstanding Business Park Kingstanding Way Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 3UP

Ordering Let us know what you need and we’ll do the rest. If you’re not sure, our experienced team can guide you. Order up to 5.30 pm and your order will be with you next day. Freephone: 0800 78 33 181 Tel 0800 78 33 181 Freefax: 0800 78 33 Fax 0800 78182 33 182 Email


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© Stonetools 2008 All rights reserved


Printed A5 manual for new students of meditation at Rigpa centres, international – to appeal to younger audiences.

What did you notice?

Now, before going any further, take a look at your mind for a minute. Just watch it for sixty seconds…


Did you experience anything spacious about your mind? Actually, there’s always space, quiet and peace in the mind, even when there’s an unstoppable stream of thoughts powering through it. The problem is, we tend to notice what’s passing through the mind, not the space that mental events pass through. This is where meditation comes in.

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Try it out! Now you know the posture, try sitting for a few minutes. Just be comfortable in yourself; your body still, your speech silent, your breathing completely natural, and your mind at peace.

tific W hat scien ns of investigatiohave meditation revealed...

Try not to have too much hope or expectation about what you might experience or achieve.

Just rest in your natural awareness for a few minutes.

Allow yourself to be completely relaxed, free and open, but fully present and undistracted as well.

Here are some of the conclusions that have been reached: 1 Meditation has been applied in the treatment of pain, stress, depression, addiction, anger and attention deficit disorders, and—often in tandem with conventional medical treatments—a range of other conditions (e.g.,

Remain aware of any sounds that you can hear, and let your thoughts and emotions come and go, without trying to hold onto them, or thinking about the future.


More than 10 million people in the USA say that they regularly practise some form of meditation— twice as many as 10 years ago. There has also been a rapid increase in the number of serious and reputable scientific studies being undertaken into the beneficial effects of meditation on human well-being and on the neurological activity of the brain. For example, in 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA financed more than 50 studies on mindfulness, compared to just three in 2000.1

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panic attacks, obsessivecompulsive behaviour, insomnia, psoriasis, certain types of cancer, tinnitus and fibromyalgia.)2 2 The brain has the ability to change its structure and function—strengthening and expanding circuits that are frequently used, and weakening and shrinking those that are rarely engaged. This flexibility in the brain is what is called ‘neuroplasticity’, and explains why meditation can have a lasting effect on the way we process thoughts and emotions.3 3 Neuroscientists have discovered that meditation can stimulate significant increases in activity in several parts of the left prefrontal cortex—an area of the brain associated with positive emotions, such as happiness, enthusiasm, joy and self-control. Meditators also showed a decreased level of activity in the parts of the brain related to negative emotions, such as depression,

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Identity and site design for youth orientated surf school, Inch Beach, Cork, Ireland.

A Graphic designer with over ten years experience in branding and promotion for both multinational and individual clients such as Brown Thomas, Vodafone, Áras an Uachtaráin, Guinness, Bulmers, Toyota. I have worked for established agencies in Dublin, London and Sydney (Designworks, Language, Landor, McCann Erickson, Heywood Innovation) and was part of a team that won Ireland’s top design award in 2002. (ICAD Gold Bell). Eventually I decided that I would prefer to work directly with people and exited large soul-less buildings. Teaching young design students in London taught me just as much, if not more.

My interest in personal well-being finally met design whilst completing an MA project which visually researched how people describe emotions in their body, which was presented at Pop!Tech 2010 conference in Maine, USA. Since settling back in Cork I have been helping businesses here to set-up or improve their brands and websites. For some reason it’s easier to help other people promote themselves than myself! I’m learning to swim better right now. Doodling cures my boredom and photography is my social pleasure. When adventurous I find a mountaintop although talking to old people at bus-stops can sometimes be as surprising.

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