Feature image: Kintaro’s Garden by Luke Rodgers: https://lukerodgersdesign.com/kintaros-garden

#ShoutOuttoHelpOut is helping as many graduates get their works seen by as many people as possible. And it is working. We’ve so far five graduates have found jobs just from us (and you) sharing their work.

Welcome to volume 6

What started out as a hashtag for graduates, is quickly turning in to a movement. We’re here to help anyone in employment worried about their job, or thinking of going freelance, or self-employed and needing advice or for anyone who has lost their job due to COVID.

#ShoutOuttoHelpOut features graduates from any creative discipline.

Graduates send me a link to your work, I’ll do the rest. You help by sharing any post or tweet with the hashtag #ShoutOuttoHelpOut.

I am posting everyones work who contacts me on Linkedin (here, here and here), Twitter and Facebook. Helping get their work seen…


Feature image: by Niamh Tulley from her Heart Peckham project

Trust me, I loath hashtags as much as I dislike campaigns that rely on them. With few exceptions, such as #ShoutOuttoHelpOut to help as many graduates get their works seen by as many people as possible.

Welcome to volume 5

Let’s be honest, many graduates of 2020 are sat, back at their parents house. Food and shelter and washing paid for. So perhaps they’re not high on the growing list of what you should give a shit about. Put yourself in their shoes and consider whether you’d appreciate any help. You would. You’re lying if you said you wouldn’t.

#ShoutOuttoHelpOut is here to feature graduates from any creative discipline. You send me a link to your work, I’ll do the rest. You can help by sharing any post or tweet with the hashtag #ShoutOuttoHelpOut.

I am posting everyones work who…


‘Just hear it instead’ by Sandy Matta (D&AD award winner)

This hashtag #ShoutOuttoHelpOut aims to get as many graduates works seen by as many people as possible. The more we share, the greater the chance we give graduates of getting a job.

Welcome to volume 4

Do you remember that time we finished our degree, at home at our parents house, no parties, no graduation balls, no degree shows? No, me either, so I am trying to help, #ShoutOuttoHelpOut is here to feature graduates of 2020.

Graduates and people looking for their next challenge as a result of COVID-19 from New Zealand, Holland, New York, Canada, LA, Belgium and the UK — have contacted me through #ShoutOuttoHelpOut. I am posting everyones work who contacts me on Linkedin (here, here and here), Twitter and Facebook. Helping get their work seen by as many people in the industry…


Søstre project by Anna Roberts

Aiming to help get more eyes on graduates portfolios using the hashtag #ShouttoHelpOut. The more you share, the greater the hope you give to graduates, many of whom are really struggling. This is volume 3 of all those featured this week.

Do you remember that time we finished our degree, at home at our parents house, no parties, no graduation balls, no degree shows? No, me either, so I am trying to help, #ShoutOuttoHelpOut is here to feature graduates of 2020.

These are the graduates from New Zealand, Holland, New York, Canada, LA, Belgium and the UK — who contacted me through #ShoutOuttoHelpOut. I am posting their work on Linkedin (here, here and here), Twitter and Facebook. Helping get their work seen by as many people in the industry as possible. (more information at the bottom of this article)

Graduates…


Feature Image: Away With The Fairies, by Joe Garrett. Inspired by Georges Perec’s ‘An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris’.

#ShoutOuttoHelpOut is an effort to help graduates and anyone whose been made redundant get their work seen by as many people as possible. This is volume 2 of all those featured so far.

Having finished their degree, remotely, probably at their parents house, in a room that was once theres, no parties, no graduation balls, no degree shows. They’ve graduated in to whatever fucking mess this is. Can you imagine? No, me either, so I am trying to help, #ShoutOuttoHelpOut is here to feature graduates of 2020.

These are the graduates from New Zealand, Holland, New York, Canada, LA, Belgium and the UK — who contacted me through #ShoutOuttoHelpOut. I am posting their work on Linkedin (here, here and here), Twitter and Facebook. Helping get their work seen by as many people…


Image from ‘AM I NORMAL’, a project by Charlotte Alford and Lucy Donagh from Edinburgh Napier University

ShoutOuttoHelpOut is a hashtag to help graduates and anyone whose been made redundant get their work seen by as many people as possible. This is volume 1.

Having finished their degree, remotely, probably back at their parents house, in a room that was once theres, no parties, no graduation balls, no degree shows. They’ve graduated in to whatever fucking mess this is. Can you imagine? No, me either, so I am trying to help, #ShoutOuttoHelpOut is here to feature graduates of 2020.

These are the graduates who contacted me (so far) through #ShoutOuttoHelpOut. I am posting their work on Linkedin (here, here and here), Twitter and Facebook. Helping get their work seen by as many people in the industry as possible. …


Please note: Frame not included, image’s are for illustration purposes.

Freelancing might seem exciting, but it’s no walk in the park. Especially during a global pandemic. Many freelancers are currently struggling, most are out of work and almost all of them have fallen between the cracks of the Government schemes that fail to offer any protection or support.

Last year myself and Dave Harland collaborated, designed and printed a limited edition print inspired by and for freelancers everywhere, to raise money to donate to Mind. Screen-printed by Dan Mather.

We planned to donate all profits to support Mind, but in all honesty we didn’t sell enough (11 to be precise). So to help try and raise something for Mind we are practically giving away the remaining 39, selling them for a fraction of the cost. Each poster costs just£20 (+P&P). This won’t even cover our costs, but if we sell all 39 prints for £20, we will donate…


Learning to survive, thrive and help our six year old daughter

At Christmas time there are plenty of apps you can download to keep the Santa Claus illusion alive. Personalised letters sent from Santa, boxes with personalised gifts delivered and much more. Helping keep the pretence and providing much needed leverage for parents: ‘if don’t stop misbehaving Santa will know, I’ll text him!’
(NOTE: don’t tell your child the alarm sensors in the rooms double as Santa Spy Sensors, it can backfire).

Sunday morning I woke-up thinking much the same as many of you, ‘How are we going to deal with being at home, altogether, juggling work and ‘home-schooling’? Our son is nearly 14 and self-sufficient but our six year old daughter?

Emails and messages from the school, logins for this site and that platform. Reams of paper with ‘tasks’ to do.

A thought came to me! I’ll set her briefs. Fun projects focused on topics, fold-in subjects in to learning about that topic (thanks Finland).

Wait. She’s six, if she figures our it’s me setting the briefs she’ll find reasons not…


Claimed as the most depressing day of the year, ‘Blue Monday’ is a name given to the third Monday of January. Not based in any scientific or medical research, it was a phrase coined by a travel companies press release in 2005. Another marketing strategy making light of the serious subject of mental health.

Back to real life. January means it’s Winter. You’re getting up in the morning, getting ready, leaving your home while it’s dark and returning hours later, in the dark. Or you’re a freelancer, working from home. Getting up, getting ready as everyone else leaves the house you face another day. If the latter sounds idyllic, it can be but often it’s equally daunting (remember: the grass is always greener).

Steve Price

Design and brand consultant. Insight. Ideas. Creative director. Father. Brother. F1 fan. Dry Martini, stirred, with a twist. Owner of Plan-B Studio.

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