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Nicola

Before joining Stranger Collective, Nicola wrote for the Telegraph, Jamie Magazine, Oh Comely and was a columnist for arts website, Ideastap. With an eye always honed in on social media trends, she was also content manager for the London-based social wishlist company Nuji, dreaming up strategies and writing eye-catching content for all of their channels.

As part of the team, Nicola spends her days crafting content with a kick, discovering what makes brands tick, conjuring up concepts to send our clients stratospheric or simply bringing a fresh perspective to our projects – from naming briefs to website copy.

When she’s not at her desk brewing up ideas for clients, Nicola can be found stoking her burning love for dark comedy, working on sitcom scripts with her writing brood. And of course, whenever there’s a spare chance, those exhibition walls are always beckoning.


How to have better conversations

How to have better conversations

Forget quick quips and one-way declarations. We visit The School of Life to see what we can all learn about The Art of Conversation.

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A walk in the woods of nowhere

A walk in the woods of nowhere

Fancy wiling away your lunch hour with a walk in the woods? Check out this eerie interactive experience from Vincent Morriset.

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Forget the footnotes

Forget the footnotes

Annotating the world one comment at a time, we look to the footnotes with Genius and discover a whole world of new meaning.

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A dead cert

A dead cert

With so much at our fingertips making decisions is harder than ever before. Fact. Time for an online decision-making course…

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Getting stuff done

Getting stuff done

You have as many hours in your day as Beyoncé and Beethoven, so what can we learn from the daily routines of productive people?

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The deadliest salad

The deadliest salad

Hemlock salad anyone? We get our hands dirty on an outdoor foraging Feed in search of forgotten wisdom.

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Curiouser and curiouser: a Skillshare in fresh perspective

Curiouser and curiouser: a Skillshare in fresh perspective

Progress stems from a questioning mind, so can you teach yourself to be more curious? We take a Skillshare course and learn how.

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#LemonSelfie

#LemonSelfie

Want to feel the fizz of new ideas, sense the sizzle of imaginations firing and hear the creak of doors opening? Then bite a lemon. Or imagine you are… We’re giving away two tickets to Raft, our one day floating inspiration summit which sets sail on Friday 3 October. And all you need to do is pull […]

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Banish the lucky dip

Banish the lucky dip

A blinking cursor or a blinding presentation? An out of date blog or a pitch perfect post? In a world where content is king, writing shouldn’t feel like a lucky dip. Which is why we’re launching Quiver of Words – a new one-day course to help people get word confident and discover how to write […]

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A bullshitter’s guide to networking

A bullshitter's guide to networking

Notorious yarn-weaver Reuben, founder of London’s most factually incorrect walking tour Bullshit London, lends us his brain and delves into the thorny art of networking, bullshit style. Time is money and money is time. So logically speaking in the time it takes you to read this, you are spending time and therefore should be losing […]

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A return to (long) form

A return to (long) form

Does size matter? We look at the return to quality long-form content and breathe a sigh of relief.

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Lessons in white space

Lessons in white space

Going beyond the gallery walls,  we look into those turning white space on its head…

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The inner circle

The inner circle

When was the last time you invited another author into your inner-fold?

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The Seuss Experiment

The Seuss Experiment

A BOOTH A BOOTH, A SUESSULAR BOOTH, WITH TAPS AND TYPES AND WORDS THAT PROVE.   “PROVE WHAT?”  YOU SAY. “AND IN WHAT WAY. WHAT DO THEY PROVE? YOU SIMPLY MUST SAY.“   “WHEN EYES ARE WIDE, AND WORDS CAN GROW, THERE’S NO STOPPING THE TYPES AND THINKS THAT WILL FLOW.” Imagine if you could […]

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Re-typing Papa

Re-typing Papa

Our intern Tom took a day to Feed, with an Olivetti and Hemingway for company… I’d typed little more than a paragraph when the Olivetti ran out of ribbon… As a young copy boy at Time Magazine, Hunter S. Thompson would skive off work to re-type F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Hemingway to […]

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Chasing trends

Huvr boards,  flat agers and emotional dining. We get a whiff of the future, and like what we’re seeing, smelling and tasting…

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A superlative laid-back Sunday

A superlative laid-back Sunday

Bullshit, pyjamas and guerilla gardening, settle in with Sunday Papers Live…

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Blue-bearded brand thinking

Blue-bearded brand thinking

Set sail on the waters of blue-bearded brand thinking, with The Pirate Inside.

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Return of the Essex Lion

Return of the Essex Lion

The poetic roar of spoken word performer Luke Wright will bellow from the stage of Falmouth’s Poly once again on March 27, where his bountiful wit – and mane – will slip into the spotlight for his latest show, Essex Lion. Between writing and performing for BBC Radio 4, and straight off the back of […]

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War of the sounds

War of the sounds

Mixing Angela Rippon and Elton, we attempt to master the art of mixing, and fail spectacularly.

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Another dimension on 3D printing

Another dimension on 3D printing

The future is here and it looks like the inside of a cracker. We blow our minds with 3D printing.

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Nothing really matters

Nothing really matters

What happens when the men in white  coats find something where there was nothing? We dabble in über science with a day of Dark Matter.

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Phonemania

Phonemania

  What better way to welcome a new member to the team, than to immerse them full force into the head swimming world of phonetics? Luckily Amie Knights, our bright young talent has taken it all in her stride. Here’s her account of her dazing dabble with pronunciation… ‘Phonemania 1. (n) /fɒn.əʊ.meɪ.nɪ.ə/ The result of […]

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Through the eye of a needle

Through the eye of a needle

What do you get if you cross a coke can with a match box? A pin hole camera, that’s what.

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Feeding on memories at the V&A

Mario Wagner Memory Palace

How do you keep your memories sacred? We head to the V&A’s Memory Palace exhibition to find out…

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Have your map and eat it

Have your map and eat it

A margarine path and a sugar-coated glance at the sky. We navigate space with a Victoria sponge recipe and discover more than we expected.

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Can I get an encore?

Can I get an encore?

How do you make history part of the now? We look to a 639 year long song for inspiration.

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On the BRINK of success

BRINK London, London Design Festival, Tent London

We’re all for championing graduate talent here at Stranger Collective, so when we caught word of  BRINK, a space dedicated to drawing together the best graduate design talent, we felt an urge to shout about it. Taking place as part of Tent London, where over 20,00 trade buyers coming to see what’s on offer,  BRINK will […]

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All in good time

All in good time

Take our six-word story challenge

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A Feeding frenzy

A Feeding frenzy

As you may have gleaned, Feeding is quite important to us here. We’ve seen the benefits of a good Feed time and again, so it’s fair to say we’re huge fans. And now we want to spread the word (quite literally). Cue the Feed publication. We’re embarking on producing a piece of material that shows exactly what […]

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