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.


One Piece of Advice magazine celebrates the great things that AUB alumni go on to make, think and do.

Among their stories, you’ll find their advice to future creatives. They tell us what they’ve learned by making mistakes, taking a different path and most importantly of all – persisting with what they love.

You can download Issues 1 – 4 here:

  • Issue 1 features Bob and Roberta Smith, Jimmys Iced Coffee, Giles Duley, Karen Fuchs and Sir Peter Cook
  • Issue 2 features Twinks Burnett, Velo Domestique, Morag Myerscough and Kevin Leslie
  • Issue 3 includes Liv and Dom, Kiran Tasneem and Dan Broadbent
  • Issue 4 has interviews with Hattie and Flora, The Basket Room and Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke

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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.

About the artists

Natasha Durley 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 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 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.