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Talking Shop

When I visit friends and family back in Ireland, they’ll politely ask me how work is going (probably with the hope that my response is short and sweet). I’ll enthusiastically launch into my typical work rant, and peter off as I see myself losing the crowd. But recently I feel I’ve been getting a little more interest in response, thanks largely to some particularly unique projects we’ve developed recently.
Life

The Keys to Staying Motivated

However, motivation, like creativity, is not consistent. It has highs and lows, and reacts directly to life events and changing attitudes. How do we stay motivated?
Life

Is an Office Just a Lifestyle Choice?

I heard someone recently refer to an office space as ‘a lifestyle choice.’ This stopped me in my tracks because, if true, Grafton Studio are being what no young company can afford to be - wasteful. Behind wages and taxes, renting an office space is our biggest expense.
Life

From Project Manager to User

I can identify a few major highlights since founding Grafton Studio: moving into our first office, launching our own site, going live with various client websites and applications, reaching the one and two year mark of being in business, moving into our second office. Recently, another highlight has emerged, one that might just top them all.
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What a Haircut Taught Me About Careers

I never really had a good haircut until last year. It was June 2015, and after a few months without a cut, I decided to indulge myself and get it done right.