Anna Murray: Making A Business With Soul (Spotlight)
By David Newell
Anna Murray is one of the co-founders of the awesome company Patternity and is someone who loves to explore patterns and the hidden role they play in our minds and in our lives. Patternity started out nearly 10 years ago now as a simple blog sharing images comparing these patterns from things as unusual as smarties to window wipes to garden fences. The project seemed to tap into people’s deep desire to find and make sense of these little maps of meaning in our lives and partnering up with Grace Winteringham they started up full time and now create patterns for major brands like John Lewis, Vogue and the BBC. What’s really awesome is they’ve been looking more deeply into the wellness aspect of patterns recently and how they can promote mindfulness, stillness and a sense of connection as we learn to look around and feel a sense of intimacy with our surroundings once more. Like me Anna went through corporate-life and also a downturn in wellbeing which we talk about in the episode and for me makes her journey into Patternity all the more inspiring.