Marketing Material to Promote BODO’s Vision & Goals

Over the last few weeks I have had my hands full working on a lot of different marketing material for BODO from banners and pictures for BODO Banner1the website to viral videos and the like. For me, it’s really important that the material that goes out there is not only of the highest quality but also that it reflects the company’s goals and aspirations! 

It’s not as easy as it might sound, actually describing to a graphic designer or artist what’s going on in your mind’s eye can be a complicated process. There’s been a lot of going back and forth, editing and re-editing, but I’m pleased to say I’m feeling really positive about the latest batch of material that has been produced so I’ve decided to share it with you guys on here!
The picture is one of several created by BODO’s awesome graphic designers and the video was edited by Christianos Constantinou who has been working on various different multimedia projects for BODO since our inception.
Your comments and opinions are most welcome!

Feeding The Foodie!

As anyone who knows me will testify, I’m a bit of a foodie.  I love trying different cuisines and sampling food from as many different.

Brick Lane - one of my favourite places to grab a bite

Brick Lane – one of my favourite places to grab a bite

 Whenever I go abroad, I will always go out of my way to find food that is sourced and prepared locally!

I can’t understand those people who will travel to a different country and then go out of their way to try and find the nearest fast food chain, but each to their own I guess. Obviously, since I’ve got the ball rolling with my ethical fashion startup BODO, I’ve been super-busy, so I don’t get to travel as much as I would like to, but then I’m lucky enough to be a Londoner.

Living here, you never have to go too far to find world foods, whether its buying produce from market stalls or specialist outlets or dining at restaurants with friends and family. I particularly enjoy visiting London’s many markets, because during a jaunt down Portobello Road, Camden Town, Spitalfields Market or Brick Lane, you are not only treated to products from all over the world, often created by the people selling them, but you also get to sample the food from these places too!

Birthday Musings

This week I celebrated my birthday (before you ask, no I’m not telling you how old I am) and it got me thinking about how the nature of Cake1birthdays change as you get older. In the preteen years they are usually defined by what presents and cake are going to come your way, the teenage years are dominated by what silliness you can get up to with your buddies (and cake), the twenties by mad parties (and cake) and then, unless you are a Peter Pan Syndrome sufferer, they start becoming more about reflecting on the past year and what you have achieved in that time (and cake). When I got to thinking about it, this last year for me has been a tumultuous one, just overflowing with highs and lows. With regards to my ethical fashion startup BODO, I feel I have made great progress in some areas, whilst being pegged back in others. It’s been a struggle at times and there are things I would change if I had a magic wand, but all in all, BODO is on route to becoming the social enterprise I envisaged it to be. The other huge high was finding out that I am going to be a father! In a few short months, a mini-me will be coming into the world and I can’t wait to meet him or her! Already, the imminent arrival of the baby has changed the way I live my life and I know it’s going to change a whole lot more! I can’t wait to see what the next year is going to bring!

The Confessions Of A Gym & Fitness Fanatic

Throughout my life, I’ve always enjoyed working out and have an avid interest in sports and fitness. Working out and focusing on physicalOlympics2 activity has helped me get through a lot of dark times in my life and I think sport and exercise are really important to our physical and mental well-being.

I’m also a firm believer in the good that they can do, to help Olympics1deter youngsters growing up in disadvantaged areas or from dysfunctional families from going down the wrong path and giving them a positive outlet and the motivation to better themselves. I feel that more funding should be given to programs that try to engage youngsters in sporting activities and get them off the streets and onto the fields or into the gym! 

Last summer, I was lucky enough to get my hands on some tickets to the 2012 Olympics in London and being there at those historic games was a really incredible experience.
These days, as the founder of my own company and a dad-to-be, I don’t really get as much time as I’d like to spend down the gym, but I still try to go as often as I can!