It’s another special birthday at Michon’s Old School Rooms today. Lucy has turned 30, so to celebrate we covered her chair, her desk, her computer and even her phone with balloons. It’s keeping us all on our toes too as the balloons keep getting popped one-by-one! We’ve also decorated the place with lots of pictures of Lucy from over the years. In fact, they’re everywhere. She even found one inside the fridge earlier. Have a fantastic birthday Lucy!
Archive for January, 2011
We recently sponsored a fund raising event for ‘Help for Heroes’ and designed and printed posters and invites for the event too. The event was a big success and managed to raise £10k for a very worthy charity. As a thank you, Corporal Andy Kuchta who ran the whole thing was kind enough to set up an access all areas day with the Red Arrows. We, of course, jumped at the chance. As you can see from the photos, the British weather provided less than perfect flying conditions, but the boys and girls in red kept the tea flowing and were perfect hosts. When they finally could get up in the air we got to be a part of the pre-flight briefing and the post-flight analysis which really highlighted the lengths these guys go to to get everything millimetre perfect – even down to using a ruler on the film! Well, you don’t become the best in the world by accident. So we just want to say a big thanks to everyone at the Red Arrows for making it a really memorable day.
As part of our focus on growing our digital portfolio, we’ve been joined this week by Andy B who brings his considerable front-end development skills to our established creative and technical teams. Andy has over 5 years of web design/development experience and we’re very excited about the skills that he brings to the table.
As well as growing the team, we’re really focused on developing our existing team members too. As such, we’re very proud to announce that Lucy has been promoted to Account Marketing Manager. This is utterly deserved as Lucy is one of the hardest working members of the team, dedicated but always smiling! Well done Lucy.
We took a bit of a retro approach to our Christmas greeting this year. It took 2300 nails, several sore thumbs and a mile of wool to pull it all together.
Using string art, a craft that became popular in the late 1960s, Michon brand coloured wool was wound around a grid of nails that had been hammered into a wooden board by hand. As the layers of wool built up, the gaps left behind revealed our ‘Merry Christmas’ message. You can see it for yourselves below.
Happy new year everyone.