broken. noisy brawl. peevish. apt to cause trouble.

Fractal ‘fraktel/ is my sum up word for 2017. It’s a relatively new word originating in the 1970s from the French verb frangere – ‘broken’.

Although it describes a random and chaotic phenomenon with turbulence, it encompasses – and here’s what I love – crystal growth and galaxy formation…
Pure creativity.

No doubt 2017 has been a fracted year filled with factious fracases on many fronts. But with the turbulence comes growth – that galaxy formation part.

I’m grateful for sharing the ongoing journey of creativity and growth with you and look forward to a galaxy of wonderful possibilities throughout the new year.


Wishing you the best for 2018 from Design&Effect.