At the end of last week I met up with Samantha Bridger at the Village hotel in Warrington to discuss my tube map, and ideas to bring it forward. This week
Samantha offers business and life coaching; so you are “able to achieve what you want in both your working and your personal life”, while “making realistic & sustainable plans and decisions to help you on your way to a better and brighter future.”
More information can be found on her well designed website here:
Sam helped a great deal, and we came up with some good starting points on the need to brainstorm, and create a business plan. This will include planning, research, target customer, size of prints/products and costings. Sam also recommended keeping records of everything so you have them to look back on, and greatly helps when getting further advice.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been keeping in touch with Halton Housing Trust, and Visit Isle of Wight in create a map they could use or sell. For Halton Housing the initial idea was a map of Runcorn & Widnes showing the main areas of the towns and main developments they have located within each. I have been discussing this with the Communications Manager Anna Lambert, and Chief Exec Nick Atkin to take it forward. For Visit Isle of Wight I have been talking about my idea with Visitor Experience Manager; Zoe Stroud. The next step is creating a 1 page mini proposal with the artwork and ideas of the type of product I would supply to Marketing Boards, and Tourist Information Points on the Island.
It definitely feels like an exciting time with taking this idea forward, and I will leave you with my Halton map: