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Unveiling our awesome mural

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You may have noticed us banging on about our snazzy staircase on social quite a lot lately, but when it looks this awesome, can you blame us?!

 

As part of our factory refit, we commissioned Tom J Newell and Drew Millward to spruce up our stairs and create something awesome. After slogging it out in a very hot Awesome HQ for 2 days, a few minor  hiccups with the projector and overcoming the difficult decision of what to order for lunch from Deliveroo, the pair’s hard work gave birth to the two happy characters who offer a warm welcome to visitors walking through the doors.


We caught up with Tom to talk taking on large scale commissions

Tom’s top tips for scaling up

 

Dig deep

Get as much information from your client as possible, even if you plan to focus on one aspect and disregard the rest. That said, if you can get a quick idea down on paper to send them before they’ve even given you any information, it might sway them into going with your idea straight away and you can set straight out doing something that you really want to do for the project.

 

Go big, or go home

When working on a large scale try keeping it simple and use a bold image but just draw it massive. Filling a huge space with small details won’t have the same impact and will take you ten times as long to finish.

 

 

 Project yourself

Scaling up a simple and bold idea was an important step I learned. This is a lot easier to do if you can use a projector as we did to start this piece off. Getting a small drawing straight up onto the wall in a projection to see how it works can prevent the piece from getting out of hand with details that sometimes don’t work on a large scale from a distance.

 

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