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Ned Corbett-winder grew up in an artistic family in the welsh countryside, he pursued art, design and fashion through school and university and graduated Central St Martins with a first class degree. for the last four years he has been working as an art director at M&C Saatchi London. On the side designing some pirate cutlery and running a small t-shirt and accessory business.
In early 2011 he set up NOTANOTHERBILL, a new subscription based company where you get sent surprise presents in the post every month (not bills).
Presents are sourced from far and wide with the aim to bring subscribers something really special and introduce them to great new artists, designers, illustrators and brands as well as rare treats and finds from markets and fairs.
You can subscribe for yourself or as a present for someone else, it costs £15 per month and you can subscribe from 1 month to a whole year, each carefully curated and beautifully wrapped present is then sent out 1st class at the beginning of each month.
What are you working on right now?
Right now a combination of about 3 jobs, I’ve taken a little Sabbatical from M&C Saatchi, to throw all my effort into NOTANOTHERBILL.
What does your typical day look like?
Alarm,snooze,snooze,snooze,emails,star-jumps,porridge,emails,work on website,cycle somewhere nice,shop,emails,sort out future presents,run on the spot,emails,laugh,doodle,tea-break,star-jumps email,email,email,website design,shower, zzzzzzzzzzzz.
What is the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it?
I’m probably quite lucky as I’ve enjoyed most jobs I’ve done. I like the ones with people.
3 trends that excite you?
- Crowd sourcing
- Face-jacking (hi-jacking people’s Facebook status, the fine balance of making it seem believable but still funny)
How do you bring ideas to life?
Normally throw myself head first into the deep end, not even worrying if it can work or is technically possible as most times the idea changes and develops and you work out a new way to do it.
What inspires you?
I never like this question, it’s kind of everything in some way or another. Even if you see something you hate, it might trigger something and you’ll work out a way of doing it better or more to your taste.
What is one mistake you’ve made, and what did you learn from it?
I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I like mistakes, it makes us human, never trust someone who’s too perfect!
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Email me and ask firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you read every day, and why?
Facebook is probably the only thing i do everyday oh and twitter, i love blogs such as the sartorialst, honestly wtf, fffound.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read, and why?
Probably quite obvious but I love ‘Outliers‘ by Malcom Gladwell. Well for those few people who haven’t read it, i believe it has the power to inspire but also the logical reasoning of why and how to succeed.
What is your favorite gadget, app or piece of software that helps you every day?
I love the app ‘around me’, so very useful, to find a cab or cash machine at 3am.
Three people we should follow on Twitter, and why?
Who would you love to see interviewed on IdeaMensch?
Paul Smith – he’d be good.
When is the last time you laughed out loud? What caused it.
I’ve just started watching ‘Wilfred’ with Elijah Wood. very funny talking dog.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In 5 years i see NOTANOTHERBILL having a large worldwide subscription base with different tiered levels, and the monthly presents being as diverse as a festival ticket.