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How we got our first employee

Our digital agency (Factory Pattern) has been going since 2009 and has been owner managed and run until 2 weeks time, when our very first employee Tom comes on board. When we started back in 2009 I remember it was a big leap of faith to give up the monthly salary and start our own business. […]

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Highlights from the factory floor – March 2015

We geeked out on all things WordPress and both sponsored and attended London WordCamp The Factory Pattern kitchen got an upgrade to dishwasher 2.0 George baked up a fantastic sourdough loaf to keep us loaded up on carbs! The meeting room also had an upgrade and was treated to a lovely OSB table and wall thingy Andy […]

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world book day what Im reading
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My World Book Day Recommendations

Here’s a quick review of two books I can highly recommend. One from a professional perspective, and the other for pure fictional pleasure. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald  A . Norman I’ve only just started this book , but I’m already feeling the benefit. It’s a great insight into psychology, good design and […]

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Factory Pattern Photoshoot
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Our photoshoot with Heather Gunn

BIG thanks to Heather Gunn (heathergunnphotography.co.uk) for taking some brilliant shots of the Factory Pattern team and friends. From left to right: Andrew Thorne (Factory Pattern), Liam Jones (Opiyo), Rich Mehta (Rigorous), Richard Cartlidge (The Art of Thriving), Justin Golby (Golby Creative), Georgina Thorne (Factory Pattern)  

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Cheltenham Design Academy
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Teaching web design at the Cheltenham Design Academy

The Cheltenham Design Academy helps young people develop their creative potential through a free Saturday school. During the academic year, a group of local 14-16 year olds explore their creative potential in a series of modules covering such diverse areas as graphics and photography, engineering and architecture. All classes are taught by experienced professionals working […]

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