Hello. this is me, Ben Linford.

graphic design student. benlinford (me)

// Going Solo

July 23rd, 2012

I’ve finished my university degree, which leaves me in an interesting position.

The economy sucks right now and possibly forever – that’s a given.
If everybody’s struggling with traditional approaches to business – what hope is there?
For me, this is a no-brainer.
This means that there is no pressure to jump into the future with an entirely new approach.

I am amassing (not quite) a collection of white; transparent; colourless objects which I hope to – actually, nope – I have no real reason for doing this other than an unusual desire to do it – call it an eccentric fetish.

Increasingly, new additions to this collection are items coming from one specific company.

Solo Cup Europe are, ‘a leading manufacturer of high performance single-use foodservice products‘.
I’ve seen and collected a few of this company’s gorgeous disposable children.
They are cropping up in all sorts of food outlets (big & small).
Solo aren’t just being, they’re being smart, and adapting to fit the world’s new mould.
They’re bettering themselves by way of this worldly shift and it’s good business.
Efficiency is something I have always been hot on and these guys are keeping it cool with;

  • 2.9% lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • the 100% recycling of waste
  • and the cherry on top – a healthy increase in profits.

But anyway, back to Ben – I’m moving to London and have no concrete plan.
Which is great – London needs no more of that.
I have a small financial safety net, some skills, a passion for different and some business nous.

My tricks aren’t tucked under my sleeves like potentially forgotten handkerchiefs – they are embedded within the foundations of my integument.

I’m open to something new, where collaboration is key – so talk to me…
Let’s do something different.
Then let’s do some more of it.

Let’s hire ourselves, then fire ourselves (when we’ve been successful).

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