Posts by Lucy Blackwell

Exploring new ideas by playing games

Lucy Blackwell, our Creative Director, describes how creating and playing a Snakes and Ladders style board game has helped us to consider new ideas for the FutureLearn product. FutureLearn recently moved into a new phase of growth offering the opportunity to expand the areas we focus on in the Product Team. Me in my role as Creative…

What does a Creative Director do?

In this post, Lucy Blackwell looks at six objects that describe her role as Creative Director at FutureLearn. Roles can develop and change as quickly as companies and industries grow and evolve. Having been with FutureLearn from its early beginnings to now, two and half years on, I thought this may be an opportune time…

The FutureLearn shop is now open

Today, we’ve opened an online shop, where you can find a small selection of FutureLearn merchandise, as well as souvenir posters for two of our courses. Here, Lucy Blackwell, our Creative Director, explains how the shop came about. A few months ago, we created some goodies to celebrate our first birthday, and give to the…

Meet the Breakfast Club: taking online courses together at FutureLearn

We’ve recently met FutureLearners from around the world, as part of a series of posts to celebrate our first birthday. Here, in our final instalment, Lucy Blackwell, our Creative Director, looks closer to home and explains how we learn together at FutureLearn. I believe that in order to make a great product, you need to be…

Feeling playful? Create some FutureLearn steps with us

FutureLearn’s Creative Director, Lucy Blackwell, invites you to join us in a little creative play – make the steps in our logo out of anything that sparks your imagination. At FutureLearn, we believe it’s our job to enable anybody, anywhere to move onwards and upwards in life through free learning. This is a concept represented by the…

Category: Using FutureLearn

Why is brand so important to experience?

Creative Director Lucy Blackwell gives an insight into how the FutureLearn brand – and pink colour palette – was formed. A newborn baby learns instinctively without planning or practice, it is born with the innate ability to discover. Somewhere between birth and adulthood, learning becomes formalised, education becomes required, expectations defined, and success determined. And…