And why mental health shouldn’t only be “past tense”.

An iPad and Cup of Coffee sit on a desk, beside a plant.
Photo by Leone Venter on Unsplash

I’ve found it’s usually much easier to talk about things that happened in the past; especially mental health. As time goes on, the stigma around mental health is reducing — even in the last 5 years alone, it’s been amazing to see the transformation.

But there’s something I’ve never been…

Close Sketch. Stop Browsing Dribbble. Forget Color For a Second.

Person holding colourful artwork
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

I was recently speaking with a friend and colleague about the things that have had an impact on our careers and helped us excel as designers. Among the top contenders were diversifying our skill sets, spending time in new or diverse industries, and our past experiences in life.

We realised…

And other questions I get asked fairly often.

The outfit in question. I’m far less serious in real life, I promise.

For the last 3 years, I’ve worn the same outfit every single day. That’s maybe a little bit of an exaggeration — I’ve been to funerals and weddings that require a suit, but, I can count the occasions I’ve deviated from my go-to on one hand.

I wake up every…

Bradley Gabr-Ryn

Design lead @ MetaLab · On a mission to make technology kinder to people · Focussing on design ethics, mindful design, & mental health

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