One Piece of Advice

‘One Piece of Advice’ is an Alumni project for the next generation of creatives. Some of the brightest AUB Alumni, Honorary Fellows and community have offered up their ‘One Piece of Advice’ to those starting out in the creative industries.


On February 4th 2016, we launched issue 1 of our Alumni magazine ‘One Piece of Advice’.  Featuring Bob and Roberta Smith, Jimmys Iced Coffee, Giles Duley, Karen Fuchs and Sir Peter Cook amongst many others.

Issue 2, out August 2016 features Twinks Burnett, Velo Domestique, Morag Myerscough and Kevin Leslie to name a few.

Issue 3, out January 2017 features Liv and Dom, Kiran Tasneem and Dan Broadbent. You can read some features online.


Listen to exclusive inspirational talks, lectures and interviews from the creative community on the ‘One Piece of Advice’ podcast.



We’re always asking our Alumni for their One Piece of Advice. All quotes have been brought to life and illustrated by BA (Hons) Illustration alumni Natasha DurleyMarianna Madriz & Robin Mackenzie.

You can take a look at their creations on our OPOA Illustrations page.

Natasha Durley: After graduating from Arts University Bournemouth, Natasha was named a Best of Year winner in the 2012 D&AD Student Awards. Alongside her Illustration practice, Natasha is a visiting tutor at AUB, running workshops and evening classes.

Marianna Madriz: Marianna is a freelance illustrator, currently based in the UK, originally from Venezuela. Her work is inspired by comics, 50s illustrations, Latin American culture and Bossa Nova music

Robin Mackenzie: Robin is a contemporary illustrator and printmaker specialising in wood engravings and lino-cuts. He graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in 2013 and has since been creating prints for books, magazines and a wide variety of exhibitions and shows. Robin works from his studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset using a traditional cast iron Albion Press to produce his prints.