Author: Dipika Kohli

  • A new conversation salon: ‘A World Apart’

    A new conversation salon: ‘A World Apart’

    This coming month, in the virtual salon spaces for S P A C E, I’ll host something just for those who care about international perspectives. Getting outside our usual routines and hearing about how life is somewhere else for some others, sometimes across the world, can shake things up sometimes. It has been a personal…

  • Protected: A blank page, every time

    Protected: A blank page, every time

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  • Figuring out the big question, ‘Who am I?’

    Figuring out the big question, ‘Who am I?’

    Design and branding; graphic design. These are my things, here at Design Kompany. The reason I got into branding was it was a natural next step after working in newspapers, where, for the four years I got to try it as a staff reporter, editor and designer in two quite unique contexts (West Cork, Ireland,…

  • Designers Korner | ‘Generation X’

    Designers Korner | ‘Generation X’

    This is a conversation salon for a maximum of 4. It’s for designers, especially those who are working remotely and in a nomadic way. I’d like to hear perspectives on design, how it’s changed, what you think has stuck or not stuck, based on a Generation X perspective. This is not for any kind of…

  • Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain

    Wikipedia: ‘In March 1994, he overdosed on a combination of champagne and Rohypnol, subsequently undergoing an intervention and detox program. On April 8, 1994, he was found dead in the greenhouse of his Seattle home at the age of 27, with police concluding that he had died around three days earlier from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head…. He was heralded as…

  • Motivational Video on “How to be successful in life”

    Motivational Video on “How to be successful in life”

    This video is one of those motivational ones that has a cheesy soundtrack and a really over-the-top voice-over. Somehow, I like it.   Conversational startpoints Wish I could embed it right here but for some reason unknown to me it is blocked, in Cambodia. So is the Cambodia Daily, for what it’s worth. Interesting how…

  • ‘It is what it is’ and other ill-received office jargon in the United States

    Updated: May 14 I’ve been interested lately online in some forums that attract people who engage in conversations about how to present information well. There are certainly a lot of opinions out there, on ‘content value.’ It’s quite a curious thing. I don’t feel much like adding to the stashes of opinions by posting my…

  • Conversation Salon in virtual S P A C E | ‘A Change of Perspective’

    Conversation Salon in virtual S P A C E | ‘A Change of Perspective’

    Update: The next online opportunity to join in on the conversation salon ‘A Change of Perspective’ will be on June 4. Register for a ticket at this link.   This week, in S P A C E, I’m hosting a conversation salon. It’s a voice call over zoom, and I’ve invited many people from my…

  • Talking _about_ your company versus speaking _as_ your company

    Talking _about_ your company versus speaking _as_ your company

    Let’s talk about brand messaging. What is it? It’s not a poster, or a website. It is not a slogan, tagline, or series of posts. It’s not a social media channel. It’s the way you talk when you are speaking as your company: in its own, unique brand voice.   Voice of a company The…

  • Looking for a logo designer in Phnom Penh? Maybe it’s branding that is what is needed

    Logo design, yes. Let’s talk about it. How there are AI for making these, now, which is interesting, and I’ve personally checked it out to see how to try something new. There were a couple of personal and in-house projects I thought it would be interesting to try out AI for; and it was fun,…